STA, 18 June 2019 - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec has become a victim of identify theft. A person posing as him has set up a false profile on Facebook's messaging app Messenger and started chatting with people.
Šarec told his Facebook followers Tuesday morning that a person had hijacked his identity to communicate via Messenger using Facebook's option of creating a Messenger profile without having a Facebook account.
"I do not use this kind of communication. If you've received such a message, ignore it, it's a fake profile," said Šarec, who had been alerted to the fake account by Facebook users.
The attached screenshot reveals whoever created the Messenger account used Šarec's Facebook profile picture and his full name.
Šarec often posts updates about his work on Facebook and has around 32,000 followers on the social network.