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Scammers impersonate cops in phone credit con

Scammers impersonate cops in phone credit con

| 18/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The police are warning the public of a telephone scam in which at least one Sister Island resident was conned out of their cash. Officers said the scam involves top-up phone credit to Jamaican telephone numbers. In a case reported to police last week, a member of the public on Little Cayman [...]

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Call centre job ad proves to be a scam

Call centre job ad proves to be a scam

| 30/12/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): An advertisement posted on Facebook looking for people to work at a call centre in the Cayman Islands has proved to be a con, the police have said. They have also warned the public about a second scam being perpetrated on Instagram which has victimised at least one local person. The police s [...]

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Scammed victim gets cash back from US probe

Scammed victim gets cash back from US probe

| 18/11/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A local woman who bought a Toyota RAV for a few thousand dollars on the local classified website Ecay was conned out of her cash but two years after the crime a US court refunded the woman following a successful criminal investigation. The case, which involved the RCIPS, the FBI, Immigration [...]

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Appeal court acquits woman in status scam case

Appeal court acquits woman in status scam case

| 09/11/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Just days before a jury convicted Paul Hume Ebanks in a massive status scam, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal overturned the guilty verdicts in the Marcia Hamilton case, a similar scam in which she and two other women were accused of peddling the false promise of Caymanian status to vulnera [...]

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Victims duped of cash in Cay-Jam hotel job scam

Victims duped of cash in Cay-Jam hotel job scam

| 03/11/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): A joint investigation between the Caymanian and Jamaican police into a financial scam, which cons job applicants out of false work permit fees of CI$400, is currently underway and the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is warning people here to be on alert for the con. Several hundred people in Jama [...]

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Scammers pose as church representatives

Scammers pose as church representatives

| 17/03/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): At least two con artists are out and about in the community scamming people for cash, posing as representatives of local churches collecting donations for charity, police have warned. Reports have been made regarding fraudulent solicitations for churches in both George Town and West Bay in re [...]

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Police urge public to be vigilant over donation requests

Police urge public to be vigilant over donation requests

| 17/08/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Due to recent reports of children hustling tourists and residents for donations for what may have been a fundraising con, the police are urging people to be vigilant when giving money to charity. The police said they do not discourage donations to charities or school fundraisers but want the [...]

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