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Police Advisory On ‘Secret Shopper’ Scam

Police Advisory On ‘Secret Shopper’ Scam

Police are once again advising the public about fake offers for secret shopper jobs that are still circulating on social media. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is alerting the public of fake offers for secret shopper jobs, still circulating on social media. Offers to be a secret shopper are normally made on Facebook, but have... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

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... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

The Bermuda Government warns the public about a series of fraudulent social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is aware of a series of fake social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. Please note that these online... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Scam On WhatsApp

Police Warn Public About Scam On WhatsApp

The Bermuda Police Service is warning the public of fraudulent WhatsApp messages circulating that are “part of a growing trend of phishing scams which are used to steal data.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of WhatsApp messages being circulated advising users of the messaging app that their accounts... Read more of this article

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

The Government is once again urging people to ignore social media messages impersonating Government Ministers. A Government spokesperson said, “Residents are once again urged to ignore persistent social media messages from unknown individuals impersonating Government Ministers. “One of the latest examples is a fake social media profile –... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Scam Emails & Ads

Police Warn Public About Scam Emails & Ads

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... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Phishing Email Scam

Police Warn Public About Phishing Email Scam

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... Read more of this article

Police Warn Against Mystery Shopper Scam

Police Warn Against Mystery Shopper Scam

The Bermuda Police Service is once again “reminding residents to be wary of the mystery shopper scam, as a number of residents have recently reported falling victim to the ruse.” A police spokesperson said, “The scam entices local social media users by offering employment as a mystery shopper that allegedly has the potential to earn... Read more of this article

Ministry: Warning Over False Free Laptop Ads

Ministry: Warning Over False Free Laptop Ads

Ministry of Education issued a warning over a “misleading and false advertisement” that is circulating on social media, alleging that there is an offer of free laptops for young people, with the message containing a link to a hoax website. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education is advising parents and students... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

Police Warn Public About Phishing Scam

The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding the public about emails that “threaten to reveal details about the recipient’s online activity unless they purchase two thousand dollars-worth of bitcoin.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of threatening emails now circulating locally. “The sender... Read more of this article

Police Provide Phishing Prevention Tips

Police Provide Phishing Prevention Tips

During this period of increased internet use, the Bermuda Police Service provided phishing prevention tips to help the public avoid being a victim of cybercriminals. What is phishing? A police spokesperson said, “Phishing is when criminals try to convince you to click on links within a scam email or text message, or to give sensitive information... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Two Phishing E-mails

Police Warn Public About Two Phishing E-mails

The Bermuda Police Service reminded the public to be vigilant regarding two phishing emails purporting to be from a member of Bermuda Tourism Authority and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of two phishing emails purporting to be from a member of Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article

Police: Advice On How To Avoid Scammers

Police: Advice On How To Avoid Scammers

The Bermuda Police Service recently had a Q&A with Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro on the issue of potential scams, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Q: Why is this pandemic an opportunity for scammers and criminals? A: Unfortunately, criminals are very opportunistic. They see a vulnerable population out there that they can prey upon.... Read more of this article