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Victims sought in shutter scam

Victims sought in shutter scam

| 26/01/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is appealing for people who may have been the victim of a scammer who took money from residents here for shutters and screen installation never did the work. Police said the investigation is based on complaints received of fraudulent activity, some of it going back more than four […]

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Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

| 20/01/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): In an eleventh hour plea, Judith Douglas (55), who was charged with a Caymanian status fraud to the tune of almost $1.9 million, has finally admitted her crime. She was due to face a retrial next Tuesday but pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) to one count of obtaining property by deception. Douglas was convicted of […]

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Scammers working overtime in pandemic

Scammers working overtime in pandemic

| 30/09/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): There has been an increase in financial scams since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has warned. The unit is urging people to be wary of any kind of ‘get rich quick’ scheme, or investments that promise a substantial financial return in a very short period of time. If something […]

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Scammers ask for cash in grant con

Scammers ask for cash in grant con

| 24/07/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The police are warning that scammers are using the cover of government grant offers to part people from their cash in at least two different email cons. Cybercrime officers said the scams invite people to apply for government grants, requesting a deposit of around CI$100-125, along with personal ID details, to process these claims.

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Cops tight-lipped over charity scam

Cops tight-lipped over charity scam

| 10/06/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Family Support Unit and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub are currently investigating an alleged scam involving a woman asking the public for donations to support infants in her care. But the police have refused to be drawn on any of the details in the case. They declined to comment when asked if this […]

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Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

| 04/05/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Daniel Meeks (34), a former police officer with the RCIPS for six years and the Jamaican police before that, has been jailed for three years. While the court dockets have been drastically reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, cases are still being heard over Zoom. Meeks, who had been remanded in custody since he was […]

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Officials warn of COVID-19 spray scam

Officials warn of COVID-19 spray scam

| 19/03/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government officials are issuing an alert to the public that a group of scammers are conning their way into people’s homes under the guise of spraying the properties against the coronavirus. The con artists claim to be working for government, but this is a scam which reportedly began in Prospect on Thursday, according to […]

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Cop accused of scamming elderly woman

Cop accused of scamming elderly woman

| 11/12/2019

(CNS): Daniel Ezra Meeks, a former police officer with the RCIPS, tried to con an elderly and vulnerable woman by getting her to put his name on her land ownership papers within a week of meeting her after attending her home on a call-out, the court heard Tuesday. Meeks is facing one charge of misconduct […]

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Warning issued over fake warning

Warning issued over fake warning

| 21/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS) Government officials from several different agencies have issued a warning to the public about a fake warning circulating on WhatsApp claiming that people were being robbed by people posing as census surveyors with fake IDs. The finance and home affairs ministries and the police said the hoax warning circulating on WhatsApp was entirely unsubstantiated […]

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Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

| 17/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man from the Cayman Islands was drugged and robbed of an expensive watch and over $1,000 at a casino in Hollywood, Florida, last month, according to Broward County law enforcement officials. The police there released video footage of the Caymanian man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which shows the […]

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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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