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Police Issue Another Advisory On Phishing Scam

Police Issue Another Advisory On Phishing Scam

The Bermuda Police Service is once again “advising the public not to provide personal details in response to requests sent via e-mail from unknown entities.” “These requests are usually linked to advisories informing the recipient that they have come into significant sums of money and all that is required for them to collect those funds... Read more of this article

People Purporting To Be Consumer Officers

People Purporting To Be Consumer Officers

“There are some members of the public who are going into retail establishments and saying they are Consumer Affairs Enforcement Officers in order to deceive retailers,” Minister Walter Roban said. Speaking at last night’s [Dec 30] press briefing, Minister Roban said, “I will now move to my Ministry, Home Affairs where fraudulent... Read more of this article

Police Advisory: Gift Card/Social Media Scam

Police Advisory: Gift Card/Social Media Scam

The police are advising residents to “ignore a social media scam offering a $30,000 grant that requires payment of certain ‘fees’ to receive the supposed funding.” “One incident of this nature was reported to police over the weekend, where an unsuspecting resident was contacted on Facebook messenger by an unknown person offering... Read more of this article

Police Warning About Investment/Pyramid Scam

Police Warning About Investment/Pyramid Scam

The police are again warning the public about scams, saying there has been “an increase in these schemes disguised as investment opportunities,” adding that the latest scheme encourages individuals to invest with promises of alleged returns of as much as $130,000. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to once... Read more of this article

Police Issue Advisory On WhatsApp Scam

Police Issue Advisory On WhatsApp Scam

The police have advised that a “new WhatsApp scam has emerged in which a message is sent out, via SMS, by individuals purporting to be part of the WhatsApp technical team, asking users to share their verification code in order to verify that their account is genuine.” “Responding to this message, allows the scammers access to your account,... Read more of this article

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