Fake Account Impersonating St Lucian Prime Minister Philip Pierre

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CMC – The St Lucian government on Wednesday said it had uncovered a fraudulent social media account impersonating Prime Minister Philip J Pierre.

In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister said that the account, which is on various platforms, is intended to deceive individuals by soliciting money under false pretences.

“We want to make it clear that this account does not represent Philip J Pierre in any capacity. Furthermore, any social media account bearing the name of Philip J Pierre will not ask you to send any money, banking information or other personal information,” the statement said.

“We urge the public to be vigilant and cautious when engaging with any online profiles claiming to be associated with the Prime Minister, Hon Philip J Pierre.”

The statement is urging persons who “encounter this fake account and are solicited for money or any personal information (to), please report it immediately to the respective social media platform.

“Your assistance in combating this fraudulent activity is crucial in protecting our community from potential harm. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take necessary actions to mitigate any further spread of misinformation,” the statement added.