February 28, 2021

The Editor speaks: Drug mules

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A mule is often described as a stupid animal and it is an apt name given to someone who acts as a courier who smuggles drugs into a foreign country, usually by swallowing it. This is after the drugs have been emptied into a ballon eg. condom, or latex glove. A drug mule may swallow […]

RCIPS FCU Warns of Financial Scam Involving Facebook Messenger

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From RCIPS RCIPS FCU Warns of Financial Scam Involving Facebook Messenger, 8 October The RCIPS FCU is advising the public of an ongoing online scam conducted using Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, where victims have received text messages and phone calls through Facebook Messenger. These calls and text messages appeared to be from the following […]

Caribbean Currents: The good, bad and ugly sides of Western Union

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From The Philadelphia Tribune Immigrants have an unsolicited relationship with many companies because of the vital services they provide. Western Union and MoneyGram are among the companies that offer money transfer services and because of this this, many lives have been transformed. Western Union dominates the market when it comes to transferring money to the […]

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 […]

Western Union takes on Jamaican Lottery scammers!

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By Curtis A. Ward The Ward Post from NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017: I went to Western Union (WU) on January 10, 2017 and sent some money to Jamaica. Upon handing me my receipt, the agent gave me a number to call WU to answer a few questions before the money […]

Cayman Islands’ remittances fall during correspondent banking crisis

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BY AVIA COLLINDER From Jamaica Observer  In the Cayman Islands, where remittance flows were interrupted in 2015 by the threatened withdrawal of correspondent banking support and the closure of money service providers, outward remittances dropped by US$10 million when compared to 2014 figures. Remittances fell midyear 2015 when banks in Cayman stopped offering services to […]

GraceKennedy Money Services Expands Into the Cayman Islands

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From First Look Effective today, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), a subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited and authorized agent of Western Union, will be expanding operations into the Cayman Islands. In response to the official announcement, Cayman’s Minister of Financial Services and Commerce, Wayne Panton said the re-establishment of Western Union’s money remittance services, through GKMS, fills […]

Fidelity Group & Western Union Foundation donate to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

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By Kimberley Miller From thebahamasweekly Nassau, Bahamas –  Fidelity Group in cooperation with The Western Union Foundation, today announced a donation of $19,060 to Save the Children Federation, Inc., to provide disaster relief and recovery support for communities and families in The Philippines after it was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Under the Western Union Foundation […]