In 2014, a Facebook account in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Zainal Sapari’s name was set up to ask for money.
In 2015, a scammer created a fake Facebook profile of Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, saying that Madam Halimah was in trouble and needed money, and asked friends to transfer money to her.
Last June (2016), Minister of State Koh Poh Koon warned residents about a fake Twitter account bearing his name tweets and seemingly promoting an online coupon site and an education site.
Today, ST reported that at least 11 People’s Action Party (PAP) MPs, including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing, have been affected by fake Facebook accounts in the last few days.
Most of the fake accounts – bearing the MPs’ names, profile photos and banner covers – popped up between Thursday night and Friday morning (March 17) but were deleted shortly after the MPs were alerted to them by grassroots leaders and residents.
Always look out for a blue tick – Facebook’s symbol of verification
We are not saying your feedback will necessarily go through ,but hey, at least you are talking to the right person.
And you know what is scarier than Fake MPs?
Fictional PAP supporters on the Internet.