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Shock as fraudster creates fake Charity Charamba's Facebook account

by Mandla Ndlovu
08 Dec 2023 at 10:18hrs | Views
In a press release issued today, Mr. Michael Chiwoneso Mukura, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, has alerted the public to the existence of a fraudulent Facebook account impersonating Ambassador Charity Charamba. The account is falsely using Ambassador Charamba's name and features her old image wearing the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) uniform.

The imposter account has been actively posting police-related content, including old photographs of Ambassador Charamba presenting credentials to the former President of Zambia and several videos from her previous role as the spokesperson of the ZRP. However, the most alarming aspect of the fake account is its involvement in promoting fraudulent pyramid schemes, enticing unsuspecting individuals to invest with promises of substantial dividends.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes that the Facebook account in question is entirely fake and does not represent Ambassador Charity Charamba in any manner. The public is strongly urged to exercise caution and refrain from engaging with the deceptive page.

This warning comes as a precautionary measure to safeguard the public from potential financial scams and to protect the reputation of Ambassador Charity Charamba. The Ministry has also underscored the illegality and unethical nature of such impersonation, emphasizing the need for vigilance among social media users.

In light of this, members of the public are advised to report the fake account to Facebook for immediate action against the impersonators. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs further assures that appropriate authorities are being notified to investigate and take legal action against those responsible for creating and operating the deceptive profile.

As technology advances, so do the tactics employed by scammers. The Ministry urges citizens to be vigilant and to verify the authenticity of social media accounts, especially those claiming to represent public figures. It is crucial to exercise skepticism and report any suspicious activity promptly.

Ambassador Charity Charamba herself has not issued any official statements through this fake account, and any communication originating from it should be treated as deceptive and potentially harmful. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reassures the public that Ambassador Charamba's official communications will be made through established and verified channels.

In conclusion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade urges the public to stay informed, exercise caution on social media platforms, and report any suspicious accounts to the relevant authorities. Together, we can combat online impersonation and protect the public from falling victim to scams.

Source - Byo24News