Social media scam warning

  • Walter Roban,the Home Affairs Minister and  Deputy Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Walter Roban,the Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


The public was today warned to ignore social media messages from people who impersonated Government ministers.

A Government spokesman said: “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 UN 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’.”

The spokesman added: “Such messages are not legitimate and should not be responded to.”

For tips on how to avoid and report scams, visit: https://www.gov.bm/how-avoid-and-report-scams or contact the Bermuda Police Service.

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Published Aug 4, 2020 at 6:24 pm (Updated Aug 4, 2020 at 6:24 pm)

Social media scam warning

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