Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph has become the latest politician to fall victim to scammers on social media.
In a post on his official Facebook page on September 25, 2019, Joseph said it was brought to his attention that a fake Facebook profile was created in his name.
“That account has been sending persons both inappropriate messages and requests for their financial information under the pretense that they will benefit from Grant Funds,” he stated.
“I wish to categorically disassociate myself with this account and beg that you please do not respond to any of those messages and also report these profiles when you receive such messages,” the Castries South East MP declared.
He disclosed that he was aware that several other Ministers including Prime Minister Allen Chastanet have been affected by the same scam.
“We are currently working to identify these scammers. Thank you for your cooperation,” Joseph wrote.
In recent weeks opposition politicians, including Vieux Fort South MP and former Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, have also reported the creation of fake social media accounts in their names.