The Bermuda Health Council has taken out a sponsored ad on Facebook to let people know that there is “misleading content being shared on various social media platforms by accounts falsely representing themselves as official channels of communication for our organization”.

The advertisement states: “We want to clarify that the incident at hand does not result from a breach in Health Council security or our IT systems. Rather, it involves the unauthorized use of our logo in a misleading manner.

“It is important to note that any official communications or notices will only be disseminated through our verified social media handles or official press releases distributed to local media outlets.

“We urge the public to exercise caution and avoid engaging with any links associated with these unauthorized posts. Clicking on such links may lead to misinformation or potential security risks.

“For inquiries or clarification on the validity of information, please email us at contactus@healthcouncil.bm or call 441.292.6420.”