Tag: social media scam

Scammers use post office in iPhone con

Scammers use post office in iPhone con

| 06/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A social media scam pretending to be from the Cayman Islands Postal Service is trying to con people into revealing their personal information with the promise of an iPhone. The CIPS is advising the public to be wary of any fraudulent messages, which may include the real CIPS logo, popping up on social media […]

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Scammers use deputy premier’s ID in cash con

Scammers use deputy premier’s ID in cash con

| 02/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a report of fake social media profile in which the perpetrator has hijacked Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell’s identity and is using it to contact members of the public asking for personal banking information via Facebook messenger. The perpetrator is promising substantial returns on the cash, with a payment of $500 attracting $30,000 […]

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Scam begs cash via premier’s Whatsapp account

Scam begs cash via premier’s Whatsapp account

| 21/01/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit are warning that scammers have been attempting to use Premier Alden McLaughlin’s WhatsApp account to con people out cash in the latest local online scam. Messages are being sent to other WhatsApp users from an account masquerading as the premier and soliciting cash for an investment deal with the […]

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Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

Scam uses bogus governor’s social media page

| 10/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office has issued a statement about a bogus LinkedIn account pretending to be that of Governor Martyn Roper to con people out of cash. The public is urged to watch out for messages from the account entitled “Governor at Cayman Islands”, which is wholly fabricated and is contacting people requesting contributions to […]

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FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

| 31/07/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning people about a lottery scam being sent to people in the Cayman Islands through Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, which claims to have been endorsed by RCIPS Police Commissioner David Byrnes. Police said the scammers send messages to their would-be victims telling them they have won […]

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Dozen fake ‘premiers’ on social media

Dozen fake ‘premiers’ on social media

| 26/06/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Online scammers appear to be going to town on faking the identity of the Cayman Islands premier. The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit said it is currently investigating various scams where people impersonate government ministers and other high-ranking members of the civil service, including Attorney General Samuel Bulgin. However, the scammers focus particularly on the identity […]

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