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‘Be Careful Of Social Media’

People must always be cautious about the level of interaction they choose to have with people they meet on social media, says the Fiji Police Force. This follows a case
06 Jan 2016 08:08
‘Be Careful Of Social Media’

People must always be cautious about the level of interaction they choose to have with people they meet on social media, says the Fiji Police Force.

This follows a case reported at the Nakasi Police Station on Sunday morning by a 21-year-old tertiary student who said she was raped twice by a 27-year-old unemployed man of Nakasi, Nasinu.

The two had allegedly met on Facebook on New Year’s Eve and exchanged contact information online and agreed to meet last Saturday.

They then went to a secluded area where the victim said  she was raped twice by the suspect who was questioned at the Nakasi Police Station yesterday.

“As stated on numerous occasions, people must be careful of how they use social media sites as there’s always a possibility that criminal elements may use these avenues to prey on innocent parties,” a Police statement said yesterday.

“Going to the extent of meeting someone personally, especially if you have only had contact via social media, is strongly advised against as there’s always the possibility of people not being entirely truthful about who they are.

“We cannot rule out the fact that there are people who will use social media in a negative way which is why we continue to plead for sense to prevail when divulging personal information on such sites,” the statement said.

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