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Fake social accounts of politicians used to scam residents for $$

Persons have been creating fake social media pages of elected officials and using them to run scamming operations in the territory.

Premier Andrew Fahie, who has been the victim of multiple social media impersonations, shared reports on the scams in the House of Assembly on Thursday.

He said some scammers are attempting to defraud residents for money.

“There seems to be an increase of duplication of Facebook pages of all elected officials in this territory and high-profile persons. And some of them are running scams — actually telling them if you heard about this money to go to school; you just have to give a donation of ‘this’ and then you could receive a $100,000,” Fahie said.

The Premier raised concerns about these scams while debating government’s Data Protection legislation.

He said these types of criminal activities are among the things that validate the importance of the Data Protection Act.

“We have to make sure that the systems we put in place for government protect the users and the government — protects the data, safeguard the data overall.,” the Premier said.

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  1. smart man says:

    I find it hard to believe him

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  2. big question says:

    so is that $50 donation to the vip for their 50th is a fake too???

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  3. For tru says:

    maybe he’s been using fake accounts to try and dispel his awful governing?

    Hmm…

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  4. Father Time says:

    I believe it was Xclusive who said “Scamma dem deh yah”. How prophetic.

  5. You all are haters says:

    One thing we are sure of about Hon
    Fahie is that he do not tell lies. He tells you like it is. Seems like it is bothering you all. He is bold and proud. You guys waiting to blogg hate all day sure must be getting a hefty salary.

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  6. xyz says:

    It is clear you haters are on a mission. It must be very important for you to be blogging all day and night.

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