Fake Dept. of Tourism Facebook page.
The Department of Tourism is reporting the existence of a fake Facebook page purporting to represent the tourism arm of the government.
D.O.T. advised that the page, captioned "USVI Department of Tourism" and located at https://www.facebook.com/USVI-Department-of-Tourism-107539267395429, is fake and malicious. Communications have been sent to Facebook in an attempt to terminate the page, according to a D.O.T. release.
The department cautions that other fraudulent social media handles created by this imposter may appear. Accordingly, the department is currently working with its government and federal partners to identify the source, as cybercrime is a federal offense that is punishable by law.
D.O.T. reminded the public that the department's official Facebook page is located at www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI. The correct social media handles are Instagram (@visitusvi) and Twitter (@usvitourism).
Any concerns or inquiries should be addressed to: Alani Henneman-Todman, Director of Communications, at +1 340 774-8784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.