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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

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