30th of August, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.Last updated: August 31, 2020 at 9:37 am
The Guyana Police Force has today, 30th of August, 2020 warned of an individual or a group of individuals who are attempting to impersonate the Guyana Police Force with the intent of spreading false information and misleading the public. The culprits have created a Facebook Page which looks almost exactly like that of the Guyana Police Force Facebook Page.
However, there are some clues that can help you identify and report the Fake GPF page:
- The Fake Page at the time of this article (30th August, 2020) has less than 2,000 likes while the real Guyana Police Force has over 45,000 likes.
- The Fake Page has a full stop at the end of the words “Guyana Police Force.” while the original GPF page doesn’t.
- The Fake Page was created on the 9th of March, 2020 while the original Guyana Police Force was created on the 18th of August, 2014.
- The Fake Page shows no Team Members under Page Transparency while the real GPF Page shows “Felix Austin” and “Asif Hakim.”
- You can find the real Guyana Police Force Page by typing in to your browser: facebook.com/guyanapoliceforce while the fake Facebook Page does not have a fixed URL.
Team Guyana, South America wishes to advise the perpetrators behind this FAKE GPF page that attempting to impersonate such an important government institution amounts to a serious criminal offense and is punishable by law. We advise you to delete the page and desist from such actions.
Further, we would like to ask the general Guyanese public to help us report the Fake GPF Page in the interest of prohibiting the spread of misleading information to the Guyanese public.