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The news item "SPECIAL REPORT: Janez Janša's Newest Investment Scared the Government and Big Banks" is an online scam

  • Former Prime Minister Janez Janša (2020 - 2022)

The news report, which was published on a fraudulent website and is making the rounds on social media, is an online scam. There are statements on the website that were not made or written by Prime Minister Janez Janša and were falsely attributed to him, moreover, the photos were published without authorisation from the authors.

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The fraudulent website with the fake news. We ask internet users to be cautious and not to fall prey to the above-mentioned online scam. | Author Ukom

As the website in question is based on fake news and uses fake statements of the Prime Minister and his photos to redirect users to other websites offering services for cryptocurrency trading, we want to alert users not to be fooled by such online scams.

Regarding the above-mentioned website, the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia submitted a request to the Slovenian National Cyber Security Incident Response Centre SI-CERT to remove the post. SI-CERT asked the service provider hosting the website to remove or block access to the website, with the decision regarding the removal of the website being in the hands of the hosting service provider.

We also notified the response centre for addressing incidents concerning the information systems of the state administration and its bodies SIGOV-CERT about the online scam, while we filed a charge against an unidentified offender due to misuse of personal information.

The Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia would like to take this opportunity to specifically ask internet users not to fall prey to this online scam.