June 15, 2021

Statement from Cayman Islands Governor’s Office on fraudulent social media accounts

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It has come to our attention that a bogus LinkedIn account has been set up using His Excellency The Governor’s personal information. Moreover a number of people have been contacted from the bogus account requesting contributions to support a charity. The account entitled “Governor at Cayman Islands” is wholly fabricated. If anyone receives this type […]

Woman arrested on suspicion of Theft and False Accounting in relation to Cayman Islands Turtle Centre Investigation (Approx amount US$380,000)

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From RCIPS On Friday, 28 September, a 60-year-old-woman of West Bay was arrested on suspicion of theft and false accounting, in connection with the theft of a large sum of money from the Cayman Islands Turtle Centre, amounting to over KYD$82,000 and over USD $288,000. The woman has been granted bail as the investigation is […]

Things fall apart: EX-‘best friends’ UK and Cayman Islands in fresh fight

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By Irene Madongo From KYC 360 There’s been a new twist to the rather amusing relationship between the United Kingdom and its former chum the Cayman Islands. In a recent development, British financial police chief Donald Toon expressed frustration with Cayman, saying that his National Crime Agency (NCA) was “asking for information we don’t get” […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands Police FCU issues warning on fraudulent investment company said to be based in the Cayman Islands

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From RCIPS UPDATE: While the fraudulent investment company claims to be based in the Cayman Islands, it is not registered by CIMA to conduct financial service business, nor does it have a physical presence here. Police are currently investigating reports of a fraudulent investment company that is said to be based in the Cayman Islands. […]

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority release public advisory on virtual currencies

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The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is issuing an advisory on the potential risks of investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and all forms of virtual currency. Customers should thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate fiction from facts. The recent publicity surrounding virtual […]

Cayman Islands: PSA – Phishing Attempt

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*Please be aware of a phishing email currently circulating that is originating [email protected], which is targeting FLOW webmail users (@candw.ky). The Department of Immigration and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Financial Crimes Unit have both received reports on this issue and have thoroughly invested the scam. They found that the domainLmmigration.gov.ky and the email […]

Be alert of counterfeit notes in circulation in Cayman Islands

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The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA” or “the Authority”) has been made aware by the Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that they are in receipt of counterfeit KYD notes, which were collected during the period 26 — 29 September 2017. The denominations in question are $25 and $100, all […]

Cayman Islands: International scamming attempts using legitimate means, 11 July

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From RCIPS  Wed July 12 2017 A report was made to the Financial Crimes Unit yesterday, 11 July, about a matter of attempts to defraud a local charity. The Cayman based Charity received an invitation to a legitimate conference being held in the USA, with the offer of free airfare. He was however informed to […]

Kenneth Rijock’s Financial Crime Blog

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Analysis and Commentary on Money Laundering and Financial Crime Kenneth Rijock Saturday, August 13, 2016 ELEVATE COUNTRY RISK ON THE CAYMAN ISLANDS FOR 2016 IMAGES: Cindy Scotland, CIMA MD, Det. Supt. Peter Landsdown, RCIPS One of the key indicators through which we measure and calculate Country Risk is the ability of a jurisdiction to protect […]

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority warns of counterfeit notes in circulation

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The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has been made aware by the Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that they are in receipt of counterfeit KYD notes, which were collected during the period 12-26 July. The denominations in question are the $50 and $100 banknotes, all from the “D” series. […]