Public reminded: check online offers from MPs

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Online fraudsters have attempted to solicit money via fake social media profiles impersonating Government officials, police have advised.

The sham profiles are being used to demand money for alleged Government initiatives and proposals, a police spokesman warned.

In a recent attempt, one such profile referred to the Bermuda Government, requesting that $700 be sent to an undisclosed location via FedEx, in return for a $50,000 grant.

Any online message purporting to come from a Member of Parliament should be checked by contacting the Bermuda Government at 295-5151.

Ask to speak with a Department of Communications representative regarding the supposed online proposal or initiative before divulging any personal information.

Anyone with any information regarding persons behind the fraudulent accounts is asked to call the main police telephone number, 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.

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Published Apr 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm (Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm)

Public reminded: check online offers from MPs

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