Tag: RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 c [...]

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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) ha [...]

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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 vict [...]

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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 peo [...]

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Police issue more warnings over online job scams

Police issue more warnings over online job scams

| 08/01/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): An online job scam, which police believe is being run from Jamaica and targeting expat workers, has expanded is con base from the hospitality to the health sector. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is warning people not to send money or engage with these con artists and contact the police if th [...]

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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, 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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