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Warning over bogus modelling offer to Belfast school pupils on Facebook

The PSNI is investigating claims that Belfast school pupils have been contacted by a man on Facebook offering modelling work.

Bloomfield Collegiate in east Belfast has sent a warning to pupils and parents about the contact.

In a notice posted on its website, the school's vice-principal told parents that a man has approached pupils asking them to "become involved in paid modelling work."

The bogus modelling scout then insists that they set up a Skype account for face-to-face conversations. The man also said he would hold a modelling session at a Belfast venue.

The school's principal, Darren Barr, said he had warned pupils to block anyone offering modelling work on social media sites.

Mr Barr added: "As an additional precaution, we would ask that you discuss this with your daughter to ensure that such a friendship request has not been accepted. Your continued support in maintaining your daughter’s online safety is appreciated".

Police confirmed that they had been in touch with a number of schools in Belfast about the incident.

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