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Post Office Warns Of False Emails Circulating

Post Office Warns Of False Emails Circulating

The Bermuda Post Office is urgently advising the public to “ignore any emails which appear to be received from the BPO that do not contain the official Government logo, address and authorized signatures.” “Please note that BPO package identification numbers are thirteen digits in length. They begin with two letters followed by 9 numbers... Read more of this article

Police: Beware Of Deceptive ‘Assistance’ Calls

Police: Beware Of Deceptive ‘Assistance’ Calls

Following an increase of reported cyber scams, the police released a detailed explanation of the current scam in operation, which involves someone being told they purportedly have an issue with their router, and then being asked to download ‘Team Viewer’ software and access their online banking. A police spokesperson said, “Following an increase... Read more of this article

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

The police have issued yet another warning about deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials. There have been repeated warnings over these fake accounts, which have been been a problem since 2017, and involve the scammer[s] starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least one former MP, with the fake accounts repeatedly... Read more of this article

Business Email Compromise Scam Advisory

Business Email Compromise Scam Advisory

The police continue to urge companies to review business processes to guard against the ‘Business E-mail Compromise’ scam, saying the most recent of these cases was reported to police on Thursday, and “involved employees of a company who were in receipt of several e-mails which purported to be from their boss, instructing them to wire over... Read more of this article

Police: Email Scam Attempts To Extort Money

Police: Email Scam Attempts To Extort Money

The police are advising people to “remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information,” and provided a sample of one such email, which tried to extort someone alleging they had watched “adult vids.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Another Warning Over Social Media Scammers

Another Warning Over Social Media Scammers

The police continue to advise the “public to be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The police and Government have issued half a dozen warnings over these fake accounts, which have been been a problem since last year. The scammer[s] are starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least... Read more of this article

Police: Beware Of Fake Social Media Accounts

Police: Beware Of Fake Social Media Accounts

The police continue to advise the “public to be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The accounts have been an issue since last year, with spammers starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least one former MP, with the fake accounts repeatedly sending messages to locals trying... Read more of this article

BPS: ‘Frauds Resulted In Loss Of $1.3M & $4M’

BPS: ‘Frauds Resulted In Loss Of $1.3M & $4M’

[Updated] Police have received three reports in the last 10 days from local businesses “regarding significant cyber-enabled fraud incidents,” and “two frauds resulted in the loss of $1.3M and $4M in separate incidents, and the third attempt at a different business was discovered before funds were actually transferred.” “An... Read more of this article

Police Warn Again: Scammers On Social Media

Police Warn Again: Scammers On Social Media

The police are again warning people to “be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.” The accounts have been an issue since last year, with scammers making fake accounts purporting to be Ministers, MPs and in some cases, even former Ministers, and contacting people via private messaging, often... Read more of this article

Advisory: Deceptive ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

Advisory: Deceptive ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

The police are reminding the public – especially senior citizens – 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 [BPS] would like to remind members of the... Read more of this article

Advisory: Deceptive ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

Advisory: Deceptive ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

Noting they have received reports from residents of phone calls from people alleging they represent the Bermuda Government, the police are reminding 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... Read more of this article

BMA Warn Of EKC Advisory Course Fraud

BMA Warn Of EKC Advisory Course Fraud

The Bermuda Monetary Authority is advising the public “to be alert to a fraudulent e-mail from an entity calling itself ‘EKC Advisory’ inviting persons to enroll in an Anti-Money Laundering and CFT Regulatory Compliance course in Bermuda.” The BMA said, “The course fee is typically quoted as being $1,200 per person. The Authority... Read more of this article

Advisory: Scam Anti-Money Laundering Course

Advisory: Scam Anti-Money Laundering Course

The police are advising the public and local businesses of a fraudulent anti-money laundering course being promoted via e-mail. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to advise the general public and local businesses, particularly those in the financial services industry, of a fraudulent anti-money laundering... Read more of this article