‘Unverified Messages On Social Media’

September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs” message is circulating again, and the police have advised this is “not relevant for Bermuda” and have urged residents to “please think before posting unverified messages on social media.”

A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised the below alert is not relevant for Bermuda and has been circulating on social media in various forms for a while. Apparently this situation took place in another jurisdiction. Once again, residents are strongly advised to please think before posting unverified messages on social media.”

The message being circulated states:

“Hi Security Alert: Be warned, there is a group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs. They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming census. They are robbing homes. Take note there is no initiative like that from the government. Send this on your neighborhood group chat. They are everywhere and they look presentable. Please alert your family and friends.”

This is not the first time this year this message has circulated locally, with the police advising earlier this year it was not relevant to Bermuda. According to Snopes, a similar message has been shared by people in South Africa, England, Wales, and the United States.

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