The police’s Financial Crime Unit issued a warning Thursday over a fake Facebook page that purports to belong to Premier Alden McLaughlin.
People who visit the page and are “friended” are then solicited in Facebook messages to make donations and give their bank account details, police said.
“These pages have been promptly removed from Facebook, and the RCIPS has not received any information to indicate that anyone has been defrauded via these pages. However, new fraudulent pages may appear,” police said in a statement.
The RCIPS is working with Facebook on this issue and is warning the public to exercise caution when any financial details are requested via social media, especially from the Facebook page of a public figure.
Any suspicious instances can be reported to the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit at 949-8797 or via email at [email protected]