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Catfish uses PM’s profile

By Michelle Sutherland

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), this week, issued a release denounced a fake Facebook profile purporting to be that of PM Dean Barrow.

The OPM says it became aware of the so-called “catfish” scheme, in which persons use fake profiles to gather sometimes very personal information, using Barrow’s name.

The OPM said it was aware that members of the public have been contacted by the profile but any page purporting to be the personal or official account of or bearing photos or personal information of the PM is fake and unauthorized.

Users are advised to disregard any friend request or communication from such a page and to refrain from sharing any personal information.

The release affirms that all communications from the Prime Minister are shared by the Government of Belize Press Office on its official Facebook page.

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