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Fraudsters try to scam local booze stores

Fraudsters try to scam local booze stores

| 13/09/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A local liquor store suspicious of a large order placed by someone claiming to represent an oil and gas company in California alerted the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit to the scam, which police believe relates to stolen credit cards. Following the report from the store, police learned that other stores had been caught out […]

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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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Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

| 17/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Melvin Samuel Williams, a Jamaican national living in Cayman who had been charged with bigamy, had his name cleared this week when it emerged that he was the victim of a divorce scam. The crown withdrew the case against him and offered no evidence, telling the court that it had emerged Williams was one […]

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Judge stops trial in $2M status con case

Judge stops trial in $2M status con case

| 13/03/2019

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has dismissed a jury that had been hearing evidence since last week in the crown’s case against Judith Douglas (54) from George Town, who is accused of scamming a victim of over CI$1.9 million in a con where she had allegedly promised him Caymanian status. In court Tuesday, Justice Tim […]

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Paint scammers fined after guilty pleas

Paint scammers fined after guilty pleas

| 06/12/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Patrick Sherdan (21), David Gammell (20) and John Quilligan (22), visitors to Cayman from the UK and Ireland, dodged serious charges this week with the help of a local attorney and have since left the island. The men were accused of conning at least one local store out of cash when they painted the car […]

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Pavement-painting scam suspects face more charges

Pavement-painting scam suspects face more charges

| 21/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Patrick Sherdan (21), David Gammell (20) and John Quilligan (22), visitors to the Cayman Islands from the UK and Ireland who are charged with obtaining property by deception, impersonating a public officer and working without a permit over a pavement painting scam, could be facing more charges for similar cons, prosecutors revealed in Grand […]

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Scammer denies household goods con

Scammer denies household goods con

| 02/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was convicted in 2015 of stealing $20,000 in a permanent residency scam and is awaiting trail over another massive immigration fraud, in which she is charged with conning her victims out of almost $2 million, pleaded not guilty on Friday to further deception charges. Judith Douglas (52) appeared in Grand Court facing […]

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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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Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

| 02/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (52) has been charged with two counts of obtaining property by deception after accepting payments of $4,000 for undisclosed items which she then refused to turn over, police said in a release on Friday. Douglas, who has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 5 July, […]

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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 they have fallen victim […]

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Financial crime cops warn of fraudulent online ads

Financial crime cops warn of fraudulent online ads

| 31/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Fraudulent advertisements on the internet have become a daily reality and most people are well aware of the dangers about giving out information to unknown entities offering untold riches. But the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is reminding local job hunters to be careful of scam ads being posted on a local classified online website. […]

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