They go by the name Crime Stoppers Barbados and their primary mandate is to stop criminals in their tracks.
However, it appears that they too have now fallen victim to recent worrying crimes on the island.
In an urgent press release this afternoon, Crime Stoppers Barbados said “it has come to the attention of the Board of Crime Stoppers Barbados that false messages which claim to have been sanctioned by Crime Stoppers are being circulated via social media, in particular Whatsapp.
“The Board of Crime Stoppers Barbados categorically denies any association with such messages and asks that all persons who have received these messages to disregard them.”
The statement, signed by Executive Director Devrol Dupigny, further stated that “the Board of Crime Stoppers Barbados strongly advises the person or persons who are sending these messages out to desist from doing so, immediately.
Official tips from Crime Stoppers Barbados can be obtained daily on the Crime Stoppers Barbados facebook page.
The public is reminded that anyone with information on any crime can provide reports anonymously by calling 1 800 8477 or online at www.crimestoppersbarbados.com. (PR)