Police warn residents of social media scammers | THE DAILY HERALD


PHILIPSBURG–The Police Force recently received information that an organisation called “National Endowment for the Humanities” has been contacting regular citizens and businesses in the community via Messenger and other social media platforms, to take part in a cash grant programme for those who need assistance in paying bills, buying homes, etc.

Police made it clear that these persons are scammers and residents should refrain from sending any type of personal information or cash to them. This programme requires you to send or deposit a cash amount of US $3,000 to a “Grant programme” to obtain an official slot. This money would be used for the rebuilding of the country.

After depositing your money you will in turn receive a cash amount of US $150,000 for taking part in the programme. Police said in their release to the media that those persons representing or operating this organisation are also using the names and false identification of local government officials to convince you to take part in this programme.

“The community is hereby warned that this program is totally bogus and is nothing more than a way to scam you out of your hard-earned money. Anyone receiving this type of message or mail from via any social media platform from any organisation should not participate in any way,” concluded the police on Thursday.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82011-police-warn-residents-of-social-media-scammers