RCIPS FCU Warns of Fraudulent Solicitations from Fake Facebook Profiles of Public Figures.
The RCIPS FCU is advising the public of a report received yesterday, Wednesday 25 October, that a fake Facebook profile purporting to be the profile of Hon. Tara Rivers, MLA, has been soliciting money from those following the Facebook page.
The RCIPS FCU is investigating the report and is taking this opportunity to raise awareness among the public of the use of fake Facebook profiles for fraudulent solicitations. Detectives are asking the public to be wary of any solicitations for financial details or donations via Facebook. These should be handled very carefully and authenticated, especially when received from Facebook pages that appear to be the profile 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].
Cayman Marl Road is aware this is not the first time that the minister's account has been closed.