THE DUTCH NATIONAL ANTI-FRAUD HOTLINE

Something fishy?
Report fraud to us between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday.

Photos of Dutch king on fake Facebook page

17 April 2018

A fake profile with images of Willem Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has surfaced on Facebook. The Dutch head of state is called Nelson Lugard on the page.

It’s a recent profile, which has only been active since February 2018. Superimposed on the photo is the Spanish caption ‘Yo Creo En Dios’, which translates as ‘I Believe In God’.

The intention of the person who created this profile remains unclear, but the page may well be part of a dating scam.

Nelson Lugard is quite a common name on the internet. Here’s a screenshot of the profile (click to enlarge):

What’s new?
This is not a new phenomenon; photos of famous Dutch people have been posted online under a different name before. Recently we warned of a fake profile featuring images of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.