Tag: online scam

Scam uses ‘mystery shopper’ job as lure

Scam uses ‘mystery shopper’ job as lure

| 01/08/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): In the latest online scam, local victims are being lured by a ‘mystery shopper’ job con, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service warned on Thursday. The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is investigating who is behind the con, which is targeting people via social media and dishonestly promoting the mystery shopper jobs as a gateway […]

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Financial cops warn of investment scam

Financial cops warn of investment scam

| 04/09/2018 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is investigating reports of a fraudulent investment company said to be based in the Cayman Islands which is targeting investors in New Zealand.  The FCU said several people have already lost money to this scam, including one who lost more that US$20,000. The police warned anyone considering investing money in Cayman […]

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FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

| 31/07/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning people about a lottery scam being sent to people in the Cayman Islands through Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, which claims to have been endorsed by RCIPS Police Commissioner David Byrnes. Police said the scammers send messages to their would-be victims telling them they have won […]

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Dozen fake ‘premiers’ on social media

Dozen fake ‘premiers’ on social media

| 26/06/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Online scammers appear to be going to town on faking the identity of the Cayman Islands premier. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit said it is currently investigating various scams where people impersonate government ministers and other high-ranking members of the civil service, including Attorney General Samuel Bulgin. However, the scammers focus particularly on the identity […]

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Financial cops warn public of ongoing rental ad scam

Financial cops warn public of ongoing rental ad scam

| 08/05/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): At least two people have already lost a significant amount of cash in a rental advertisement scam that the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is currently investigating. Police said they have received multiple reports about the fraudulent adverts being posted on the local site EcayTrade.com. One victim lost CI$2,000 and a second a similar amount. […]

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Victim duped in online rental ad scam

Victim duped in online rental ad scam

| 05/03/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): At least one person has been conned by scammers using fake online advertisements on EcayTrade.com for apartments to rent on Grand Cayman. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) is investigating multiple reports concerning the fraudulent ads, where one victim lost CI$2,000, and police urged people to be alert to these types of scams. In this […]

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