The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is alerting the public to a false social media post, purporting to come from Republic Bank.

The TTPS says the post, which indicates that all Republic Bank branches will be closed from Friday 3rd to Wednesday 15th April, actually is “fake news”.

According to the TTPS the advertisement in question originated in Barbados and is not applicable to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Image courtesy TTPS.

The TTPS reminds members of the public to be cautious of false information sent via social media, which can cause unnecessary panic and anxiety.

The Police Service also is advising members of the public to check and stay updated the TTPS’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, for accurate information on matters relating to crime and policing.