Warning over fake Facebook accounts

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Paul Kwong, “has no connection with the fraudulent website” and that members of the public should “be alert to internet scams and not to provide any personal information or conduct any financial transactions through the website concerned;” and it urged anybody who had given any personal information or conducted any financial transactions through the fake profiles to report it to the Police.A similar warning has been issued by the Church of Nigeria. The Rev. Canon Ifeanyi Akunna, secretary to the primate, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, said that “it has come to our knowledge that some unscrupulous persons have faked the identity of the primate and created imposter Facebook accounts bearing his picture and his name.“These same people also use these scam Facebook accounts to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by raising money under a pretext to support some charity causes.”He adds: “Please do not subscribe to any of these imposter Facebook accounts. They are a scam. Beware. Do not fall victim”.The Anglican Church of Hong Kong and the Church of Nigeria have both said that their primates do not have a Facebook profile.The Church of Nigeria said that Okoh “does not have any Facebook account and has never been on any Facebook page, including a fan page, or on any social media network.”The Anglican Church of Hong Kong said that its archbishop “had never set up any Facebook account and had never expressed his views at the Facebook or over the internet.” The church reported the fraudulent accounts to the Facebook on July 7; but one was still operational yesterday.Facebook did not respond to inquiries from the Anglican Communion News Service. Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, last_img

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