November 28, 2020

Cayman Islands police warns of new employment scam, 23 October

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Police are releasing information on a report they received this weekend about an attempted employment scam. On Sunday 22 October a local resident informed police that he had applied online for a job at the St. Regis Hotel in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. He participated in a phone interview which he was told was successful and was then asked to send an amount of money in order to pay for a visa and half the plane fare. The individual sent the amount requested, before eventually calling the hotel and being informed that the job advertisement and offer were not genuine. He immediately cancelled the transaction through the wire transfer service and received the money back.

It is not yet clear whether the job advertisement was found on a local site and thus whether persons on island are being targeted. As such, police are releasing the details of this incident for the general information of the public. The RCIPS FCU would like to remind job seekers that funds should never be wired in response to any job advertisements. Such ads and emails should be treated as highly suspicious and not responded to.


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