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Police Warn Public About Phishing Email Scam

Police Warn Public About Phishing Email Scam

The police are warning the public about a scam email promoting a purported investment opportunity supposedly endorsed by Premier David Burt, A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise the public of a scam email promoting an investment opportunity supposedly endorsed by Premier David Burt. Screenshot of the scam website... Read more of this article

Police Warn Against Mystery Shopper Scam

Police Warn Against Mystery Shopper Scam

The Bermuda Police Service is once again “reminding residents to be wary of the mystery shopper scam, as a number of residents have recently reported falling victim to the ruse.” A police spokesperson said, “The scam entices local social media users by offering employment as a mystery shopper that allegedly has the potential to earn... Read more of this article

Ministry: Warning Over False Free Laptop Ads

Ministry: Warning Over False Free Laptop Ads

Ministry of Education issued a warning over a “misleading and false advertisement” that is circulating on social media, alleging that there is an offer of free laptops for young people, with the message containing a link to a hoax website. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education is advising parents and students... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding the public about emails that “threaten to reveal details about the recipient’s online activity unless they purchase two thousand dollars-worth of bitcoin.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of threatening emails now circulating locally. “The sender... Read more of this article

Police Provide Phishing Prevention Tips

Police Provide Phishing Prevention Tips

During this period of increased internet use, the Bermuda Police Service provided phishing prevention tips to help the public avoid being a victim of cybercriminals. What is phishing? A police spokesperson said, “Phishing is when criminals try to convince you to click on links within a scam email or text message, or to give sensitive information... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Two Phishing E-mails

Police Warn Public About Two Phishing E-mails

The Bermuda Police Service reminded the public to be vigilant regarding two phishing emails purporting to be from a member of Bermuda Tourism Authority and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of two phishing emails purporting to be from a member of Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article

Police: Advice On How To Avoid Scammers

Police: Advice On How To Avoid Scammers

The Bermuda Police Service recently had a Q&A with Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro on the issue of potential scams, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Q: Why is this pandemic an opportunity for scammers and criminals? A: Unfortunately, criminals are very opportunistic. They see a vulnerable population out there that they can prey upon.... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

The police are warning about a “fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of a fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda, inviting individuals to participate in a... Read more of this article

Police Warn About “Mystery Shopper” Scam

Police Warn About “Mystery Shopper” Scam

The police have warned people that the ‘mystery shopper’ scam —  which tries to lures social media users by offering purported employment as a mystery shopper — has resurfaced, with the police urging residents to be wary of it. A police spokesperson said, “It appears the so called “mystery shopper” scam has resurfaced... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Fake Websites

Police Warn Public About Fake Websites

Police are warning the public about fake websites that “offer enticing promotions which require the entrant to provide their credit card details or other personal information,” with fake websites purporting to be connected with both MarketPlace and Lindo’s attempting to scam people. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public... Read more of this article

BPS: Message Circulating Is Not For Bermuda

BPS: Message Circulating Is Not For Bermuda

The fake social media message warning residents about a group of individuals allegedly pretending to verify data for a Government census but really planning to steal from homes is circulating again, leading the police to issue another advisory. The police — who have advised before that this message does not pertain to Bermuda — said, “The... Read more of this article

Advisory: Euro Lottery Scam Letter Circulating

Advisory: Euro Lottery Scam Letter Circulating

The police have again urged people to “remain vigilant regarding scams that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data,” saying that local residents should be “wary of a lottery scam letter currently in circulation that appears to originate from Madrid, Spain.” A police spokesperson said, “Once again... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Warn Of Dishonest Visa Services

U.S. Consulate Warn Of Dishonest Visa Services

The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda has advised people to be vary of “dishonest visa expeditor service companies,” noting that while there are reputable service providers, there are also “those that take advantage of uninformed customers.” A spokesperson said, “Members of the public are advised to be on the guard against dishonest... Read more of this article