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Statement from Governor’s Office on Fraudulent Social Media Accounts

It has come to our attention that a bogus LinkedIn account has been set up using His Excellency The Governor’s personal information. Moreover a number of people have been contacted from the bogus account requesting contributions to support a charity.

The account entitled “Governor at Cayman Islands” is wholly fabricated. If anyone receives this type of communication from an account by that name they should ignore it, especially any correspondence which suggests donating money to a fund. The Governor would never use social media for such a purpose.

The matter has been reported to both LinkedIn and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

The RCIPS reminds the public to exercise caution when using any social media platform, including LinkedIn. Persons should also be wary of requests from public figures which seem suspicious, especially if these include solicitations for financial details or other personal information.

The Governor does have a LinkedIn account set up some years ago which carries his correct title and has over 500 followers. The URL for this account is https://www.linkedin.com/in/martyn-roper-obe-78806793.

Anyone who may have received such messages should contact the Financial Crimes Unit by emailing RCIPS.FCU@gov.ky.

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