Police Warn Public About Phishing Email Scam

July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 via the police:

Investment Scam Bermuda July 2020

“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.

“This is yet another example of phishing, and members of the public are reminded to be more vigilant than usual during these difficult economic times, 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.”

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