Tag: RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit

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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Facebook scam uses local politicians as bait

Facebook scam uses local politicians as bait

| 08/10/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is warning the public about an online scam using Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, where victims have received texts and phone calls through the messenger service that appear to have come from local politicians. The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit said the scammers were using the identities […]

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Scammers impersonate social media profiles

Scammers impersonate social media profiles

| 27/09/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning social media users to be careful of scammers impersonating the profiles of public figures to manipulate others into giving out banking and other security information. Since June, the RCIPS said the Financial Crimes Unit has received a number of reports of attempted scams using the networking site LinkedIn. These generally involve […]

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UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

| 18/09/2018 | 79 Comments

(CNS): The row between the Cayman Islands Government and the UK intensified on Monday, as Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials stood by the National Crime Agency’s complaints, while Premier Alden McLaughlin continued to deny that Cayman was the cause of the disagreement over what the UK says is the declining co-operation compared to other territories.

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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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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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Scammers revert to post for lottery con

Scammers revert to post for lottery con

| 20/06/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has received several reports from local people about a lottery scam using the old fashioned postal service. The FCU said members of the public received a letters in the mail purporting to be from the “Euro Lotto Commission” telling them that they had won the lottery and asking them […]

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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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Cops use court to confiscate criminal cash

Cops use court to confiscate criminal cash

| 21/05/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Over the last two weeks the police have seized more than CI$36,500 from three convicted criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Law using court orders. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit went after a Colombian national’s ill-gotten gains from illegal gambling, a Bulgarian national who was convicted of theft and a local drug dealer to get the […]

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Port scandal might be under police probe

Port scandal might be under police probe

| 10/05/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The revelations this week of various scandals at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), including questionable recruitment process, the mismanagement of finances and unauthorised spending, may also be the subject of a police investigation, but the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) has refused to confirm or deny if it is examining any […]

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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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