Police Warn Of Fraudulent Land Tax Phone Calls

September 1, 2016

The Police and Tax Commissioner are warning the public about calls from someone claiming to be with the Office of the Tax Commissioner or the Bermuda Police Service, with the callers demanding “payment of overdue land tax within two hours to avoid arrest.”

“This is a scam and if such a call is received, no payment details or personal information should be given,” a police spokesperson said.

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A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service and the Office of the Tax Commissioner would like to advise members of the public to ignore any phone calls they may receive regarding payment of overdue land tax.

“We are aware that some residents have already received calls from unknown persons claiming to be with the Office of the Tax Commissioner or the Bermuda Police Service.

“These callers demand payment of overdue land tax within two hours to avoid arrest.

“This is a scam and if such a call is received, no payment details or personal information should be given.

“For any questions or concerns regarding land tax matters, please contact the Office of the Tax Commissioner at 298-6351, 297-7537 or e-mail taxenquiry@gov.bm.

“Any incidents of suspected fraud should be reported to the Financial Crime Unit on telephone number 247-1757 or via the e-mail address fraud2@bps.bm.”

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  1. Family Man says:

    Well obviously it’s a scam. Nothing gets done in 2 hours in Bermuda.

  2. Factual says:

    What is wrong with people today?

  3. Ann says:

    Maybe somebody is sick and tired of people getting away with not paying their taxes!