The Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg released a statement earlier this month on an unusual topic. In its latest royal communication, the court warned against fake Facebook accounts claiming to be members of the royal family or the grand ducal court – the grand ducal family of Luxembourg.
In the statement, he noted that there had been an upsurge in Facebook accounts posing as members of the royal family.
They added that the “GovCert” computer emergency response team has been notified.
In a message of clarification addressed to those who could be victims of fake accounts on social networks, the Grand-Ducal Court, the members of the Family and the House of the Grand-Duke gave some indications on how the public could spot a fake account.
One thing to note is that official posts made by the Court are not sponsored or paid for, so if a post someone sees is, it is likely to be fake.
They also advised that if the public suspects an account is fraudulent, it should be reported.
They add that more often than not, this type of post is flagged by platforms as a page name rather than a person.
The translated statement reads: “We remind you that the Grand-Ducal Court, Family members and the House of the Grand Duke do not offer gifts or grants on their behalf or on behalf of any member. of the government.
“The offers promoted by these accounts and posts are fraudulent and should be reported to the relevant social network.
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It is not the first time that members of the Luxembourg royal family have been involved in scams of this type since in 2020 an impostor posed as the heir apparent to the throne.
Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal family issued a warning on Twitter that someone was impersonating Guillaume, the Hereditary Grand Duke.
The fake Twitter account features a photo of the heir apparent along with a brief biography: “At the service of the Luxembourg people”.
Part of the statement notes that the account “in question has no connection with the Hereditary Grand Duke or the Grand Ducal Court. It is therefore false.”
Additionally, recently in the UK, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found their names amid an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.
According to the Daily Mail, the names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were used to promote mentions on social media related to bitcoin investment plans.
Fabricated images and interview clips of the pair were used to falsely state that Harry and Meghan supported the schemes.