August 10, 2020

Fake Accounts created in Sir Louis name being used to solicit money and financial information

It has come to the attention of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that fraudulent accounts were created on social media platforms: Instagram and WhatsApp, claiming to belong to the Honourable Sir Louis Straker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce.

Instagram account `hon.sirlouisstraker1647′ as well as Gmail and WhatsApp account in Sir Louis Strakers name appear to be that of a malicious individual or individuals and were not sanctioned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce.

Please be advised that the Honourable Sir Louis Straker may be contacted through the Ministry’s official webpage or Facebook page.

In light of the above information the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce caution the general public to be aware of interactions on these platforms by anyone claiming to represent the Honourable Sir Louis Straker.

Reports have been received that indicate money and financial information has been solicited from unsuspecting persons via these communications.

Persons are urged to desist from engaging in these unlawful actions.

Anyone with information in relation to this matter is asked to contact the Ministry, of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce at 456-2060 or the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force at 457-1211.

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