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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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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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