Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

September 17, 2020

Police are warning the public about fraudulent WhatsApp messages circulating advising users that they purportedly won a significant sum of money.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], is aware of WhatsApp messages being circulated advising users of the messaging app, that they’ve won a significant sum of money.

“Recipients of this message are being asked to submit a “winning code”, as well as provide personal information to an email address provided.

“The message is being sent from an overseas number +1 [236] 256 8359. This all part of a growing trend of phishing scams.

“Detective Inspector Derricka Burns, of the BPS Special Investigations Crime Division provided the following advice, should you receive these scam messages:

  • “Do not respond to the message
  • “Do not open any attachments or links
  • “Block the sender to stop any further messages from being received.
  • “Avoid communications with unknown numbers”

WhasApp Scam Bermuda Sept 2020

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  1. Annie says:

    Mariam Gully? What’s the ‘Gully’ short for-Gullible? That’s a big clue right there!

  2. Imjustsaying says:

    I got that message I thought it was hilarious and I deleted it.

  3. Imjustsaying says:

    It doesn’t make sense blocking the sender that use a new number everytime they send it.