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Police Warn About Social Media Sale Scams

Police Warn About Social Media Sale Scams

The Bermuda Police Service,[BPS] said they have “received several reports of persons being duped into making online payments for the purchase of goods advertised for sale on several social media platforms, only to then not receive the items paid for.” A spokesperson said, “The BPS is asking the public to be extremely vigilant when... Read more of this article

Public Being Warned About Email Scam

Public Being Warned About Email Scam

The public is being advised about an email scam regarding a non-existent PayPal order. A reader advised, “I received an email from ‘my husband’ about an order going through PayPal. When I checked the email address it was not his and he no longer goes on the computer, so I knew something was up. “Just to be sure, I called the hotline/info... Read more of this article

Police Issue Yet Another Advisory About Scams

Police Issue Yet Another Advisory About Scams

The police have issued yet another advisory about a scam, this one claiming that “$800,000 in prize money from ‘Samsung’ has been won,” with the police noting they are “aware of one elderly local man” who “has so far sent $65,000″ and said it ”is suspected that overseas fraudsters have swindled more local... Read more of this article

Police Warn About ‘Suspected Pyramid Scheme’

Police Warn About ‘Suspected Pyramid Scheme’

The police said they have received reports of a “suspected pyramid scheme” noting that “there is no genuine product or service being sold and there is a complex commission structure.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has received reports of a suspected pyramid scheme under the name “Success... Read more of this article

Safer Internet Day For Seniors On March 29th

Safer Internet Day For Seniors On March 29th

Safer Internet Day for Bermuda’s Seniors will take place on Tuesday [March 29] at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall from 10 am to 2 pm. A spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, March 29th, the Island’s seniors will once again be provided with an opportunity to learn important skills like posting, liking, tweeting, and commenting during our annual Safer... Read more of this article

Online Investment Scam Called “Bitcoin Hack”

Online Investment Scam Called “Bitcoin Hack”

The Bermuda Police Service advised they are aware of an online investment scam, in which members of the public are encouraged to invest in a cryptocurrency auto-trading programme called “Bitcoin Hack”. A police spokesperson said, “The scam involves using the names and images of well-known individuals including Governor, Rena Lalgie, identifying... Read more of this article

Government House Advises Of Fake Advert

Government House Advises Of Fake Advert

Government House said they are “aware of a fake advert currently circulating on Facebook” and have reported it to “both to Facebook and the Bermuda Police Service.” A spokesperson said, “Government House is aware of a fake advert [image 1] currently circulating on Facebook by a website called Irranisto.com. If you click on the... Read more of this article

BMA Warns About ‘Fraudulent Email’ Circulating

BMA Warns About ‘Fraudulent Email’ Circulating

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has issued an advisory about a “fraudulent email targeted at Bermuda’s financial services entities.” A Government spokesperson said, “On Tuesday 8 March 2022, the Bermuda Monetary Authority [Authority or BMA] was made aware of a fraudulent email targeted at Bermuda’s financial services entities which... Read more of this article

Bank Warns Of Continued SMS Fraud Attempts

Bank Warns Of Continued SMS Fraud Attempts

HSBC Bermuda today reiterated a warning regarding “fraudulent standard text messages [‘SMS’] sent by scammers to trick the public into surrendering confidential information or transferring funds to unintended recipients.” A Bank spokesperson advised: “As communicated previously via the Bermuda Police Service, press, our public website... Read more of this article

Bank Warns Of Increase In Scam Attempts

Bank Warns Of Increase In Scam Attempts

HSBC Bermuda warned of an “increase in attempts by scammers to trick the public into surrendering confidential information or transferring funds to unintended recipients.” A spokesperson said, “We would like to add our voice to recent messages provided by the Bermuda Police Service, warning the public that these types of fraudsters are... Read more of this article

“By All Indications, This Is An Online Scam”

“By All Indications, This Is An Online Scam”

Former Premier Dr Ewart Brown confirmed that he is not associated with a social media advertisement bearing his likeness, saying that “by all indications, this is an online scam, and my team has reported it to Facebook.” Dr. Brown said, “Users of Facebook might have recently seen an advertisement bearing my likeness. I can confirm... Read more of this article

“Individuals Being Fleeced By Online Fraudsters”

“Individuals Being Fleeced By Online Fraudsters”

The police continue to “receive reports of individuals being fleeced by online fraudsters,” saying that one scam involves the “use of social media [mainly Instagram] to promote a fraudulent scheme where residents are invited to deposit $1,000 into a local account for 10 minutes and in return, the resident will receive $10,000.” A... Read more of this article

Millions ‘Collectively Lost’ Due To Online Scams

Millions ‘Collectively Lost’ Due To Online Scams

“The amount of money people have collectively lost, locally, to these online scams is now in the millions,” the police said. The Bermuda Police Service posted the graphic below online, saying, “We continue to get reports on an almost daily basis. In fact, the amount of money people have collectively lost, locally, to these online scams, is... Read more of this article