DOJ Warns Over Fake 'Pardons' Post That Tricks DC Protesters Into Doxxing Selves

The Justice Department has issued a memo warning people not to fall for an online scam designed to trick Trump supporters who ‘stormed the capitol’ on Wedensday into doxxing themselves and admitting guilt over any crimes ‘you think you need to be pardoned for.’

In a post circulating over social media, someone going by the name “Rosalind” who claims to be from the “WH Office of Pardon Attorney” says that President Trump is “strongly considering PARDONING all of the patriots who #stormthecapitol,” and that all one needs to do is provide their name, city, and “what crimes you think you need to be pardoned for and the briefest explanation of why you think you need the pardon (Eg: trespassing -entered the capitol; theft – stole art from the capitol; assault; etc. etc.)

“Please be advised that the information circulating on social media claiming to be from Acting Pardon Attorney Rosalind Sargent-Burns is inauthentic and should not be taken seriously,” the Just department said in a Saturday statement, adding “The Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney does not have a social media presence and is not involved in any efforts to pardon individuals or groups involved with the heinous acts that took place this week in and around the U.S. Capitol.

We have to wonder who, or what entity, started this obvious trap – and who fell for it?

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