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Diplomatic chief David Cameron caught in video hoax

Diplomatic chief David Cameron caught in video hoax

Former British Prime Minister and current British diplomatic chief David Cameron was victimized by a man posing as former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

A British minister was targeted by a crude joke. British Foreign Minister David Cameron has been the victim of a video hoax by a man posing as Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko, his ministry said on Friday (June 7).

The president of Ukraine, who was president of Ukraine between 2014 and 2019, said, “Several messages were exchanged, followed by a brief video call between the foreign minister and someone claiming to be Petro Poroshenko.

“Although the video call clearly appeared to be with Petro Poroshenko, the foreign minister became suspicious after this conversation. He was asked for other people's contact details, and given his concerns, the minister stopped responding,” the ministry added.

Cameron regrets 'mistake'

After an investigation by his services, it was confirmed that the exchange, the date of which was not disclosed, was “not genuine and the messages and video call were a hoax,” the same source added.

The Foreign Office said it disclosed the matter to avoid any attempt to manipulate the images if they were made public. The head of diplomacy “regretted his mistake”.

David Cameron, who was British Prime Minister between 2010 and 2016, was already the victim of a prank call in 2015. A man impersonated him as the director of British cyber-intelligence agency GCHQ, leading the government to review its security practices. .

Former French President François Hollande was caught by two Russian comedians, “Woven” and “Lexus” during a video conference interview in 2023.

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