The Royal Bahamas Police Force is warning Bahamians of increased fraudulent accounts of public figures on the Facebook social platform. Impersonators of these public figure accounts are requesting favors and monies from facebook friends. According to our Digital Forensic Investigation Unit, unsuspecting Bahamians have a loss in excess of $100,000 from these cyber criminals for the period January 1, 2018, to present. One of the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of these online scams is to contact the account holder outside of the app or social media platform to verify that he or she is the originator of any requests. If you have been victimized by an online scam or any other cyber fraud be sure to report it to the Digital Forensic Investigation Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force at 502-9991/2.