Dozen fake ‘premiers’ on social media

| 26/06/2018 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service

Premier Alden McLaughlin real Facebook page

(CNS): Online scammers appear to be going to town on faking the identity of the Cayman Islands premier. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit said it is currently investigating various scams where people impersonate government ministers and other high-ranking members of the civil service, including Attorney General Samuel Bulgin. However, the scammers focus particularly on the identity of Premier Alden McLaughlin, and there are at least a dozen fake profiles of him on Instagram alone. The financial cops said the scammers are claiming to offer intended victims funds from a “United Nations Grant” of various sorts.

The police are urging the public to watch out for these cons and said that the premier does not have an official Instagram account. People are advised not to communicate with any profiles that they suspect may be scammers and to be wary of any solicitations for financial details or donations via Instagram or any other social media.

Below are some of the Instagram profiles impersonating the Premier supplied by the FCU:

1) mclaughlin.alden

2) hon_alden_mclaughlin

3) hon_alden_mclauglin

4) hon.alden

5) mclaughlin_aldin

6) honorable_alden

7) gtaldenm

8) hon_mclaughlinald

9) hon_mclaughlin_jr1

10) mclaughlin_alden

If anyone encounters one of these fake profiles, they are asked to take a screenshot and forward it to the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit by emailing RCIPS.FCU@gov.ky.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why the hell would anyone want to imitate Alden?! Total loser and he aint my premier! Complete failure! Shame he is Premier again! #votehimoutin2021

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Fake news!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I got Facebook friend request from Juliana O’Connor Connolly and I know it was a scam ..same m.o.as the one for the Premier…btw that email address for RCIPS is coming back as undeliverable.

    • West Bay Premier says:

      Why does this scam alert always come up every time there’s a scandal in the air ?
      I believe that they are trying to hack him .

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  4. Boggy Sound man says:

    Our Premier is so wonderful that others want to be like him. Good job!

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  5. Al Catraz says:

    One of them said he was going to reduce gun crime by 60%. It’s surprising that people fall for such nonsense.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    how stupid must you be to fall for this lol

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  7. Cayman Ultra says:

    How appropriate? how do we know this is not real? He is a fake leader and a pretend premier. He and his unity gowerment scam the Caymanian people everyday!!!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    And one fraud in the L.A.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    If politicians intend to use social media to engage the public like they currently do, they need to get themselves verified.. Be it fb or Twitter or whatever, official accounts can get a blue checkmark that signifies this account is the real representative of Alden for example.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    ?…who knows ..we have a do-nothing premier/adminastration as it is…..

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