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Scammers pose as financial cops in latest email scam

| 17/03/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is warning the public that an email purporting to be from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit circulating Friday morning is a scam. The police warned anyone who has received the email that this is not legitimate, and the link in the email should not be clicked on. They said that originating email, [email protected], does not exist, and that those with candw.ky email addresses appear so far to be the main recipients of this phishing exercise.

The email (see below) implies that a complaint has been made to the police about a message from their email account and asks them to click on the link.


From: Royal Cayman Islands Police Service [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 8:17 AM
Subject: Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

Good Morning,

We receive various complaint from Flow Cayman email provider and we receive complaint of abuse from your Flow Email Contact
>>>>>>>>>>>CLICK READ MORE<<<<<<<<<<<<

The Financial Crime
Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

69A Elgin Avenue,
George Town, Grand Cayman
CAYMAN ISLANDS

Web:  www.rcips.ky
We care We listen, We Act

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Category: Crime, Police

Comments (15)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hate to point out the obvious. But if the email seems odd

    HOVER YOUR MOUSE OVER THE GOD DAMN LINKS OR EMAIL ADDRESSES within the email. When you do this, it will reveal the true senders email. If they don’t match up. Guess what….FAKE.

    2017 and people are STILL falling for this crap. Time and time and time and time again. It’s like it’s 1990 and no one know how do use a computer that 90% of you probably use daily 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    Is that learning curve just too steep?




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Poor grammar may be a sign of “fake” emails but from my experience with some RCIPS officers, I wouldn’t be so sure.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8:26 am, why don’t you shut up and stop with the insults? The police have seen you at your worst. They are the ones you call to for help when you need it most; yet, you bash them and try your very best to harm them with the sword of your mouth, your filthy tongue! I hope you know that your grammar needs a lot of help also. How old are you… four?




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  3. SKEPTICAL says:

    Why aren’t these emails picked up by FLOW’s Daily Digest filter. There is another scam message that even purports to come from them threatening to close email accounts. FLOW are complete basket case as a service provider.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    People need to remember the police do not email nor phone you, they arrive in your driveway in a police vehicle if they wish to discuss something with you.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    It is obvious it is not from the RCIPS. They have never responded to ANY of my emails.




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  6. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    What seems apparent is that the Flow – candw. ky system is very vulnerable. These things have become common, and the crooks are getting more and more creative with their mirroring of various entities.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Maybe if the grammar wasn’t so atrocious they would’ve caught more people in the scam. Score:1 for uneducated losers!




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    • Anonymous says:

      I hear that the lousy grammar is intentional in order to weed out those who won’t be readily fooled.




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    • Anonymous says:

      But have you ever witnessed a policeman trying to write down a statement? Not far from the grammar of the scam email!




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this information. I got one of these and deleted it. I was about to make contacted with the RCIPS




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Ironically, I had made a report to RCIPS regarding the bunch of FLOW scam mails I had received over the last few months, so this follow-up scam is quite clever as the theme was quite convincing – but gladly, not the content of the message though !




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  10. Anonymous says:

    I called RCIPS just to check and fortunately didn’t click on the link.
    I always look for the spelling/grammatical errors…. ‘receive’ (instead of ‘received’) ‘complaint’ (instead of ‘complaints’) but still, these b******ds are getting more inventive.

    The main ‘give-away’ in these scam messages is when they say ‘click-here’ …. always be suspicious !!! Also…. ALWAYS look at the ‘From’ address – quite often, that looks suspicious in itself, especially if it says ‘no-reply’ – which it often does….




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for including the text of the email. Noteworthy that they have made such effort with their return email address.




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