Tag: RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit

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, whic [...]

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Fake $25 and $100 bills in local circulation

Fake $25 and $100 bills in local circulation

| 02/10/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority collected a number of counterfeit notes last week and they are warning the public to keep alert for the forged cash. The denominations are $25 and $100, all from the “D” series, and the notes seized so far have the [...]

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Forged US and local cash in circulation

Forged US and local cash in circulation

| 14/07/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning the public that forged currency is circulating in Cayman and asking people to keep their eye on the cash they are giving and receiving. Police have received one local CI$5 counterfeit bill and have seized several different denominations of US dollars [...]

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Scammers try to lure charity with hotel con

Scammers try to lure charity with hotel con

| 12/07/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is issuing another alert to people about online scammers following a report yesterday from a charity that was almost taken in by a scam. Police said that a Cayman-based non-profit received an invitation to a legitimate conference in the US and offered free airf [...]

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Cayman spared in global ransomware attack

Cayman spared in global ransomware attack

| 22/05/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS):  The RCIPS has said that the Financial Crime Unit has not received any reports that anyone in the Cayman Islands has been affected by the recent global cyber attack. But the attackers behind the WannaCry Ransomware are still trying to solicit cash from victims in the unprecedented cyber on [...]

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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 e [...]

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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 [...]

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Forged $50 and $100 bills recovered by police

Forged $50 and $100 bills recovered by police

| 09/08/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) has received a number of counterfeit KYD notes, which were collected last month. The $50 and $100 bills are all from the “D” series and the $50 banknotes all bear the same serial number. The police are currently investigating the incidents of passing [...]

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Latest credit card cloners own up to crime

Latest credit card cloners own up to crime

| 16/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Two visiting foreign nationals who were rounded up by police earlier this year have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the local banking system with cloned credit cards. Adam Makdad (21) and Hakim Benomara (25), who appeared in court Friday, have been remanded in custody and are due to b [...]

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Cops nab credit-card thief at local restaurant

Cops nab credit-card thief at local restaurant

| 07/05/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Staff at a local restaurant helped police round up a credit card thief this week after he used a gift-card to pay for his meal bought with an unauthorised payment on another person’s card. Officers from the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint from a resident about the unauthori [...]

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Police civilian staff arrested for theft

Police civilian staff arrested for theft

| 03/05/2016
(CNS): Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The staff members, who are understood to work in the Financial Administration Unit handling accounts receivable/payable, are both women, aged 37 and 41. They were arrested on 31 March [...]

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