The Ministry of Natural resources says a fraudulent Instagram account was created to impersonate (VO 1 STARTS) Minister Hugo Patt. The release says this account is in no way associated with the Ministry and any activities or information originating from this fake profile constitutes fraud. As in these cases, the Ministry is advising the public to not accept any request from the page and to report the account. Minister Hugo Patt isn’t the only notable person whose identity has been stolen by scam artists. While his identity is being perpetrated on Instagram, the Governor General is being impersonated on Facebook. (VO 2 STARTS) The Office of the Governor-General is also aware that there are Facebook accounts and an email under the name “Colville Young” and firstname.lastname@example.org have been created and are active. The account is not the personal or official account of the Governor-General, His Excellency Sir Colville Young. The accounts are fake and unauthorized. Users of social media are advised to disregard any requests or communication from such pages and email and especially refrain from sharing any personal information with the accounts. All communication from the Governor-General is shared by the Government of Belize Press Office on its official Facebook page.