Statement on the fake Facebook account that is appropriating PM Harris’ image and name
It has come to the attention of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, that a fake Facebook account is appropriating his image and name to prey on well-meaning individuals and lure them into bogus schemes.
Prime Minister Harris roundly condemns such fraudulent actions and his communications team has alerted Facebook, as well as the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, in an attempt to identify and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said today, “I cherish the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with the public, so it is disappointing and disheartening that illicit actors are stopping at nothing to make a financial gain by impersonating me and other public officials. Please beware of these online scams. If something doesn’t look or feel right, please report it to the relevant authorities.”
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Facebook page can be easily identified. Here is how: Facebook has verified the page with a white check mark contained in a blue circle right next to the Honourable Prime Minister’s name, Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris, which appears just above @pmharriskn.
Please report all other accounts, which are said to belong to Prime Minister Harris, to Facebook and Twitter. Report a fake Facebook account here: https://www.facebook.com/help/306643639690823?helpref=related. Report a Twitter account for impersonation here: https://help.twitter.com/forms/impersonation.
In addition to the steps outlined above, please contact the Press Secretary at email@example.com to report an account that is being falsely operated under the name of Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris.