Hoax: 4 Visitors from Water and Sanitation Board Warning
This fake report that came trending years back has come alive, once again:
“Please. The peoples have started their things again take note : 3 or 4 guys may visit your home claiming they are from water company, to install shower caps, to save water. Or they will claim they are from Electricity company to change energy-saving electric bulbs for free as part of government lay down program. They have been spotted in so many areas. Please. do NOT let them in. They are Robbers, robbing people at gun-point. Please alert all your contacts, as you may save lives. Make sure doors are locked at all times and Please do not open door to strangers. Please forward immediately to save lives n property!!!”
Below is a screenshot of the original message:
This is a hoax and should be treated as such. Though we need to be careful about visitors we know little or nothing at all about, but forwarding information of such nature, which in real sense is not true only causes fear and panic.
We must however be very careful when it comes to news we receive or see on social media. The beast thing we can do, if we can not confirm the source of such information, is to totally ignore them.
In no way should we make attemp to forward any message, link or media to another person immediately after receiving without looking into the whole information to make sure it is true. This will only increase the rate of sharing false news.