Facebook users warned of fake politician profiles

Facebook users are being urged not to pay attention to direct messages from senior politician, after reports a number of profiles have been ripped off.

A few government representatives have posted to their real social media accounts, advising of the fake accounts today, including Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Facebook has advised that this appears to be widespread across a number of government and non-government pages,” her post reads.


It seems some users are receiving messages from MPs saying they’re ‘using Messenger without Facebook’.

Premier Palaszczuk has advised the message is fake and should be disregarded.

Gold Coast based MP Stuart Robert has also been affected by a fake account, also taking to his real Facebook page to alert his followers.

“It has been brought to my attention that a fake Facebook account has been set up impersonating me,” his post reads.

Minister Robert says they’re working to have the account removed as soon as possible.

It’s unclear exactly how many of these fake accounts are currently operating.

Facebook is also investigating the matter.