Two people scammed of thousands by person pretending to be Governor General

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NOTICE TO CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

CITIZENS DEFRAUDED OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SOCIAL MEDIA SCAMS

 

The Office of the Governor General has once again been notified that recently at least two residents of Antigua and Barbuda have been defrauded of thousands of dollars by a person or person(s) purporting to be ‘Sir Rodney Williams or the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda’ on Facebook Messenger and Instagram. The fake Facebook site features at least one photo of the Governor General. The valid Facebook Page for the Governor General is ‘Governor-General Antigua Barbuda’.

 

Regrettably, requests for the anticipated benefits from the monies required to be sent by unsuspecting persons to the perpetrators, are unlikely to be honoured.

 

Members of the general public are asked to REFRAIN FROM SENDING ANY MONEY TO ANYONE PURPORTING TO BE THE GOVERNOR GENERAL UNLESS SUCH A REQUEST IS CONFIRMED BY THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL.

 

Any queries regarding requests claiming to be from the Governor General should be directed to [email protected]

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13 COMMENTS

    • The Governor General is NOT the “Head of State”. The Queen is the “Head of State” and the Governor General is her representative. Elizabeth II is the Head of State, whether you like it or not.

  1. Them too love politics … I bet it’s because them love politics they get robbed … should have been gaston fake profile they used..

    • People come like the stupid. Thank God I don’t have Facebook, Huntergram, maxless cards, credit card, ATM card, and Gaston card. I don’t why people love to fast up themselves in things.

  2. People are desperate that is why they got scammed. A lot of scammer right now on social media. We all have to be careful.

  3. I got one from someone claiming to be the Prime Minister a few years ago. The “PM” told me I was eligible for a UN Grant. I just needed to send my banking info and $500. to start the transfer process. Me say arta UN na know fu me real name ah how me ah go get Grant. Block and Delete one time.

  4. Fellow Antiguans n barbudans, if these scammers seems too good to be true, then it’s not true. Our GG would never liwer himself, so plz be careful.

  5. Lol…the governor general Gmail address in the article makes this article look just like a scam itself…smh. Should be using a .gov email on a government controlled Exchange server.. Government communications should not be in the hands of any American company.

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