Tag: email scam

Local loses cash after login info hacked

Local loses cash after login info hacked

| 22/11/2018 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is urging people to use a different password for each website they log into and to change the password immediately if any of those websites are hacked. The FCU said they had been made aware of an incident where hackers were able to steal funds from a person in […]

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Scammers using CIG email to con people out of cash

Scammers using CIG email to con people out of cash

| 11/06/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has issued a public alert on the latest phishing email scam circulating in the Cayman Islands that is using a government address to defraud money from people. The email address is being used to send scam emails requesting payments from properties and business owners which they claim are taxes due to the […]

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Scammers steal cash from local accounts

Scammers steal cash from local accounts

| 07/11/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two residents have reported substantial unauthorised withdrawals from their accounts apparently resulting from the latest scam email circulating locally purporting to be from local banks. Both of these reports of theft are currently under investigation by the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit, which is warning residents once again to beware of phishing emails. In this […]

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Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

| 15/08/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have issued a warning regarding an email being sent to immigration customers in which scammers are posing as the local Department of Immigration to suck people into a phishing effort. Officials warned those who receive the email not to open the link, as it will harm computers and networks.

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Financial crime cops warn of fraudulent online ads

Financial crime cops warn of fraudulent online ads

| 31/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Fraudulent advertisements on the internet have become a daily reality and most people are well aware of the dangers about giving out information to unknown entities offering untold riches. But the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is reminding local job hunters to be careful of scam ads being posted on a local classified online website. […]

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Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating

Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating

| 31/05/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Officials are warning that an apparently salacious but totally fraudulent email that purports to be from Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell is not coming from the Elections Office email servers and that anyone who recieves the email should not forward it or click on the links. The email claims that a candidate in the […]

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Immigration warns customers of scam email

Immigration warns customers of scam email

| 11/04/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A scam email circulating that purports to be from the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration is loaded with malware and will harm computers, government officials have warned. The phishing attempt has been going out to various clients with the immigration suggesting there has been a change in regulations, but the public is urged not […]

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Scammers pose as financial cops in latest email scam

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, […]

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Employment scams con cash from job seekers

Employment scams con cash from job seekers

| 20/01/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning of more employment scams targeting overseas job seekers. It appears that the fraudsters are using Cayman’s dependence on overseas recruitment to create a lucrative con. Police said they were aware of two new job scams that are circulating via email falsely claiming to be recruiting staff for […]

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Cops issue more warnings over latest email scams

Cops issue more warnings over latest email scams

| 19/10/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit has issued another public warning regarding the emergence of more phishing scam emails that appear to be circulating among local email accounts. While most internet users are now very familiar with how to detect what is a real email and what isn’t, there are still many people who are […]

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Scammers rob Cayman bank account

Scammers rob Cayman bank account

| 12/02/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A woman living in the UK has lost funds in her Cayman Islands bank account after she fell for an email scam. The RCIPS said the Financial Crimes Unit received a report about the client of a local bank who received an email purportedly from that bank stating that her account had been logged into from an unusual location […]

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