Police Warn Public About Scam Emails & Ads

July 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

The police are again warning the public about a scam “supposedly endorsed by Premier David Burt” which actually “forwards the user to a fraudulent investment platform which is used to harvest credit card details.”

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.”

The scam website, image provided by the police:

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“Premier Burt is referred to as ‘Prime Minister Burt’ in the scam email, which invites individuals to invest in a crypto-currency opportunity, promising significant returns.

“The e-mail when opened forwards the user to a fraudulent investment platform which is used to harvest credit card details.

“The scam also takes the form of various advertisements on social media platforms, but more often than not, Facebook.

“Members of the public are reminded to be more vigilant than usual during these difficult economic times in order to avoid falling victim to such scams, given that they are constantly changing, as those responsible continue in their effort to fleece the unsuspecting of their hard earned cash.”

Screenshots of some of the ads on social media, images provided by the police:

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  1. aceboy says:

    This has popped up on my Facebook and Instagram.

    I report it every time. Keeps coming up though……

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