French Polynesia's housing minister, Tearii Alpha, has warned the public that his Facebook identity has been hacked.
Mr Alpha says whoever is behind this has been sending messages to ask for large sums of money in order to help with social housing needs.
He has asked the public to ignore the message and to be on alert for cybercriminals.
Mr Alpha says only the housing authority is allowed to deal with accommodation requests.
Mr Alpha says a complaint has been lodged for identity theft.