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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

BPS: Shopper Scam & Money Laundering

BPS: Shopper Scam & Money Laundering

The police are advising people who participate in the so called “Mystery Shopper Scam” that they may be engaging in money laundering activity, which is “illegal and could result in jail time and or hefty fines.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise that members of the public who participate... Read more of this article

Residents Being Deceived By Shopper Scam

Residents Being Deceived By Shopper Scam

The police continue to advise residents to be wary of the ‘mystery shopper scam’ saying that “despite previous warnings, members of the public are still being deceived by the offer of easy money.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service continues to advise residents to be wary of the mystery shopper scam, also... Read more of this article

Police: Be Wary Of The ‘Mystery Shopper Scam’

Police: Be Wary Of The ‘Mystery Shopper Scam’

The police are urging residents to be wary of the “mystery shopper scam,” which “entices local social media users by offering employment as a mystery shopper that allegedly has the potential to earn thousands of dollars.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding residents to be wary of... Read more of this article

Scam Alert: Butterfield Bank Phishing Email

Scam Alert: Butterfield Bank Phishing Email

The police are once again urging people to be wary of scam emails, saying the latest example is a deceptive e-mail that provides what is purported to be a link for the recipient to verify their online Butterfield bank account. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public are reminded to be wary of any e-mail claiming to be from a local... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Warns Of Phishing Email

Bermuda College Warns Of Phishing Email

Bermuda College is notifying the general public about a phishing email in circulation that requests that recipients provide information to the College. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College is notifying the general public about a phishing email in circulation, referencing a price inquiry, and requesting recipients to provide information to the... Read more of this article

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