US Embassy in Haiti: Haitian National Police (HNP) and U.S. Embassy Target Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants

From the US Embassy in Haiti: Haitian National Police (HNP) and U.S. Embassy Target Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants. “In a joint effort between the HNP and the U.S. Embassy, Embassy staff worked with Facebook to remove three profiles that were impersonating the U.S. Embassy. The fraudulent profiles, which included ‘Ambassy usa in haiti’ and ‘Ambassade des Etats unis en Haiti port au prince,’ advertised fake visa programs. Applicants were directed to non-Embassy telephone numbers to reach people who pretended to be Embassy employees. These profiles were fraudulent and several dozen Haitian citizens lost hundreds of dollars each by transferring money to bank accounts in the scam, lured with the promise that their visas would be automatically approved for a training program or scholarship opportunity.”

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