12 October 2019
Sundergarh: Word of a fake Facebook account of Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan has been doing rounds which resulted in the account being blocked on Saturday on insistence of the Collector.
Reportedly, the impostor was getting in touch with random people and demanding money and smartphones.
The Collector was informed of such impostor following which he made sure that the fake account on Facebook was banned. However, no complaint has been filed.
“Being a Government official, we have a very public life with increased presence on social media platforms. I always attempt to keep my personal and professional life separate. However, sometimes the wide presence creeps into personal life,” said the Collector.
He added, “This is not a case of typical hacking; rather impersonation. I request all to be aware of technology around you and be careful of such scams; online or offline. This is not the first time that has happened to a Government official, but cases of impersonators is quite common and that has been dealt with accordingly.”