Minister of Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, has become one of several Cabinet members targeted by “a series of fake social media accounts being created in the names of Ministers of the Bermuda Government”.

In a statement sent out on Wednesday, a spokesperson said: “To ensure authenticity of a social media account of a public figure, the public advised that they should be able to see a ‘blue badge’ or ‘blue check’ next to that public figure’s name.

“As a final note, members of the public are strongly advised not to comply if they are solicited for funds from the fake accounts. In that regard, the public is urged to contact the Bermuda Police Service to report any online fraudulent activity.”