Police warning over social media message
Please be advised the below alert is not relevant for Bermuda and has been circulating on social media in various forms for a while. Apparently this situation took place in another jurisdiction. Once again, residents are strongly advised to please think before posting unverified messages on social media.
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“Hi Security Alert: Be warned, there is a group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs. They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming census. They are robbing homes. Take note there is no initiative like that from the government. Send this on your neighborhood group chat. They are everywhere and they look presentable. Please alert your family and friends.”
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Please note this online report regarding a similar message: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/10/its-fake-viral-message-warning-of-robbers-dressed-as-officials-to-check-id-for-ge14/.
• Press release from the Bermuda Police Service