Police Warn Of Scam Emails And Phone Calls

March 21, 2019 | 10 Comments

The police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data.

A police spokesperson said, “Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data.

“The practice, commonly referred to as ‘phishing’, involves deceptive messages designed to look and sound official.

“One resident recently reported being contacted by a man claiming to be the Director of the FBI, who requested that she send him money for alleged services.

“The same resident also received a deliberately misleading e-mail, where the con artist claimed to be the Vice President of the United States.”

–Begins–

From: Mike R. Pence <courrierdhl96@gmail.com>
Sent: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 6:52 am
Subject: I am Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States
Dear Sir/Madam.

I am Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States and this is to
inform you about your Bank Check Draft brought back by the United
Embassy from the government of Benin Republic in the white house
Washington DC as your compensation fund been mandated to be deliver to
your home address, To avoid wrong delivery of your check draft worth
Ten Million United States Dollars [$10,000,000.00] Kindly reconfirm to
me the below details.

1. Your Full Name:

2. Your Residential Address:

3. Your Mobile Cell Number:

Contact E-mail:[vicepresident02@yahoo.com]

call on this number [859] 823-8901 or you text my secretary

Best Regards
Mike R. Pence
Vice President United States

–Ends–

“It is strongly recommended that such phone calls and e-mails be ignored.

“In addition, residents are reminded that personal information regarding banking details, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers and computer access are valuable and that this information should never be relayed over the internet or phone to unknown persons.

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

“Advice on how to avoid and report scams can also be found at https://www.gov.bm/how-avoid-and-report-scams.”

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  1. Um Um says:

    That s*** looks like a scam.

  2. THIS IS proACTIVE, valuable information!!GREAT THANKS TO THE POLICE FORCE!!

    • aceboy says:

      If anyone actually thought that was real they are too stupid to have a computer and email.

    • Question says:

      Yes, this helpful. Probably 25% of the population would have totally believed the Vice President of the United States was emsiling asking for their ID details so he can send them $10m.

      • PBanks says:

        That is just awesome. Mike Pence sending emails from a GMAIL account asking you to contact him through a YAHOO account.

        Well, it only takes one person to reply and the fisherman’s got his fish.

        • Onion Peels says:

          It would have worked if they said they were from Arbitrade and needed to set up an electronic wallet for your share of the gold bullion backed cryptocurrency. I’m pretty sure they would have got 25 responses from Bermuda expecting their share of the pot.

          25-11.

  3. wahoo says:

    They must have heard who we elected 25-11. Please guys do not fall for this one.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      haha , that’s called ‘fishing where the fish are’. A target rich environment!

  4. St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

    reminds me of the plp

  5. Geraldo Riveria says:

    My God this must be a comedy piece. Who on earth would believe Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, would write to you about financial matters? Seriously? That is even worse than a desperate Nigerian prince, or a stranded Russian fiance! Don’t make me laugh! What next, President Nixon emailing you about your college debt? Or perhaps Bill Clinton asking you for your pants size and credit card info?

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