Police again warn against spreading rumours on social media

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THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has warned the public against sending and disseminating false Whataspp messages following another hoax.

In a statement, RBPF siad that a a hoax Whatsapp message claimed that police had issued a warning not to return a missed call from a Brunei mobile number or they would be charged a sum of money.

The message stated that returning the missed call will expose one to the risk of being charged a sum of money, and all contact numbers duplicated within three seconds.

Police clarified that the message was a hoax as they do not issue any official information via social media platforms such as WhatsApp.

It was also stated that spreading false information that could create chaos and anxiety among the public is an offence, and offenders can be charged under Section 34 of the Public Order Act, Cap 148, where the penalty is a maximum of three years’ imprisonment or a fine of $3,000.

The Brunei Times