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Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

[Written by Don Burgess] Another Bermuda politician has had one of her social media accounts copied. There is a fake Facebook account of OBA MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. The false profile has just eight followers while the real account has more than 700 friends. Ms Gordon-Pamplin told Bernews, “I have recently received several notifications that... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt has been hit again by Instagram scammers. A fake social media account has been set up in his name on that platform. It is at least the third time since November 2017 that a fake Instagram account has been posted using the Premier’s name. This one has 67 followers but has followed 433 people. It posted... Read more of this article

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

The police have issued yet another warning about deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials. There have been repeated warnings over these fake accounts, which have been been a problem since 2017, and involve the scammer[s] starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least one former MP, with the fake accounts repeatedly... Read more of this article

Another Warning Over Social Media Scammers

Another Warning Over Social Media Scammers

The police continue to advise the “public to be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The police and Government have issued half a dozen warnings over these fake accounts, which have been been a problem since last year. The scammer[s] are starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least... Read more of this article

Police: Beware Of Fake Social Media Accounts

Police: Beware Of Fake Social Media Accounts

The police continue to advise the “public to be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The accounts have been an issue since last year, with spammers starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least one former MP, with the fake accounts repeatedly sending messages to locals trying... Read more of this article

Another Fake ‘Premier’ Instagram Account

Another Fake ‘Premier’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of identity theft on Instagram again. The fake account is called hon_edward_burt and has conned 78 people into following it as of 4.00pm on Sunday. The account calls itself the “Premier of Bermuda” as well as “Leader of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party.”The spam account has ten photos... Read more of this article

Police Warn Again: Scammers On Social Media

Police Warn Again: Scammers On Social Media

The police are again warning people to “be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The accounts have been an issue since last year, with scammers making fake accounts purporting to be Ministers, MPs and in some cases, even former Ministers, and contacting people via private messaging, often... Read more of this article

Police Warn Of Deceptive Social Media Accounts

Police Warn Of Deceptive Social Media Accounts

The police have warned of “deceptive social media accounts using the names of real Government officials,” saying that these “fake social media profiles are being used to contact members of the public and make demands of money for alleged Government initiatives and proposals.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Minister Lovitta Foggo’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Minister Lovitta Foggo’ Instagram Account

The Government has advised “that it is aware of a series of fake social media accounts being created in the names of Ministers of the Bermuda Government.” “Today, the Government confirmed that the Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, has become a victim of one of these fake social... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of ‘identity theft’ on Instagram. Someone started the Instagram account hondavidburt, using the name Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP calling himself The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance. As of this writing, the account has 11 posts so far, stealing photos from the Premier’s... Read more of this article