Fak­ers tar­get po­lice

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A fake Po­lice Scot­land page on Face­book has been re­ported to the on­line gi­ant – by Po­lice Scot­land.

An ac­count that im­per­son­ates the of­fi­cial La­nark­shire Po­lice di­vi­sion page was set up on Sun­day.

It caused a ma­jor on­line frenzy af­ter it ap­peared to make an ‘of­fi­cial state­ment’ an­nounc­ing the ar­rest of one per­son and declar­ing the in­no­cence of two oth­ers.

And a state­ment on the ‘Po­lice Scot­land La­nark­shire 22113’ page then went on to ad­vise: “If you have any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact us on 101” and even signed off with “keep­ing peo­ple safe.”

Over 300 Face­book­ers re­sponded to the state­ment.

When con­tacted, Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed that the page had noth­ing to do with them­selves or La­nark­shire Po­lice Di­vi­sion.

In a state­ment, they said: “This page has been re­ported to Face­book as it is an im­per­son­ation of Po­lice Scot­land’s La­nark­shire Po­lice Di­vi­sion page. The of­fi­cial La­nark­shire Po­lice Di­vi­sion Face­book page is www.face­book.com/ La­nark­shirePo­liceDivi­sion.”

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