Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Government is once again urging people to ignore social media messages impersonating Government Ministers.

A Government spokesperson said, “Residents are once again urged to ignore persistent social media messages from unknown individuals impersonating Government Ministers.

“One of the latest examples is a fake social media profile – bearing the likeness of Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs the Hon. Walter Roban – sending harassing messages to locals claiming ‘The U.N. is willing to give every individual at least $30,000 against the pandemic … We have our personal agent in charge of the grant cash. I can send you his link so you can text him and claim yours.’

“Such messages are not legitimate and should not be responded to.

“For tips on how to avoid and report scams, visit: here or contact the Bermuda Police Service.”

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