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Police: Remain Vigilant For Suspected Scam

Police: Remain Vigilant For Suspected Scam

The police are once again reminding residents to remain vigilant for suspected scams, saying they received multiple calls from the public about the “possible fraudulent use of 441-405-9999″ with the person calling from that number apparently claiming they “were conducting a census.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

‘Unverified Messages On Social Media’

‘Unverified Messages On Social Media’

The “group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs” message is circulating again, and the police have advised this is “not relevant for Bermuda” and have urged residents to “please think before posting unverified messages on social media.” A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised... Read more of this article

Police Warn Again About Social Media Scams

Police Warn Again About Social Media Scams

The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding residents to “remain vigilant regarding social media scams.” A police spokesperson said, “Once such scam currently in circulation is the mystery shopper scam, where local Facebook users are offered employment as a secret shopper and enticed by the opportunity of earning thousands of... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public To Beware Of Online Scams

Police Warn Public To Beware Of Online Scams

The police are reminding the public to remain vigilant against a new social media scam that has already deceived at least three people locally and to disregard any email claiming to be from a local bank that requests verification of online banking credentials. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a new social media... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Remain Vigilant Regarding Scams’

Police: ‘Remain Vigilant Regarding Scams’

The police are again “reminding residents to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain money, personal information and other sensitive data. A police spokesperson said, “A report was received earlier this afternoon [Monday, August 19th] of calls – which disconnect after... Read more of this article

Police: Remain Vigilant Regarding Scams

Police: Remain Vigilant Regarding Scams

The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding residents to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information and other sensitive data. A police spokesperson said, “One recent example is a telephone scam featuring an automated voice recording, apparently... Read more of this article

RA Warns Of Online MovieFlix SignUp Scam

RA Warns Of Online MovieFlix SignUp Scam

The Regulatory Authority is warning people about an online scam, with an article claiming that Netflix ‘lost thousands of Bermudian users this week because of the new competing service,’ and urging people to sign up for MovieFlix, with the RA explaining that the scam is actually “designed to steal credit card details.” The RA... Read more of this article

Police: Be Vigilant Regarding Investment Scams

Police: Be Vigilant Regarding Investment Scams

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is advising all residents to remain vigilant regarding scams that appear to be legitimate investment opportunities. A police spokesperson said, “A recent report to police highlighted a scam involving digital currency, where the website used for trading the electronic cash was found to be fraudulent. “The website... Read more of this article

BPS: Ignore, Delete Obviously Deceptive Emails

BPS: Ignore, Delete Obviously Deceptive Emails

The police are yet again reminding people to “remain vigilant” about scam emails, saying “don’t open them, don’t reply, don’t open attachments, don’t click any links contained in the emails and certainly don’t send any money.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is once again advising all residents... Read more of this article

Police Warn Of Scam Emails And Phone Calls

Police Warn Of Scam Emails And Phone Calls

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... Read more of this article

Phishing Email Scam, Resident Loses Thousands

Phishing Email Scam, Resident Loses Thousands

The police are once again urging people to “remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data,” saying that a recent email scam purporting to be from a local bank “resulted in the loss of several thousand dollars from one... Read more of this article

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

The police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant when making any purchases online, saying “two recent reported scams involved a smart TV and a laptop respectively posted for sale on a local online classifieds site.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to remind members of the public... Read more of this article

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