Scammers are presenting themselves as Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, using fake profiles.
The Minister says fake Instagram and Facebook accounts are being created in his name, and offering financial grants which carry an upfront feet.
Mr. Rambharat says every time he has seen one of these, he has reported the fake pages.
He is reminding the public that any Facebook, Instagram, or email request for money purporting to come from him is fraudulent.
The Senator says any grant or financial support available through his Ministry would be publicized via its official website and social media accounts.