November 12, 2019

Cayman: RCIPS FCU warns retailers of potential Credit Card Fraud

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From RCIPS The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is warning the public and local retailers about an attempted fraud scheme being conducted using potentially stolen credit card info. Several local liquor outlets have recently received separate requests to place a large order of wine, spirits, and champagne, to be shipped to the USA, with payment to […]

Cayman: RCIPS Financial Crime Unit issues warning on Mystery Shopper Scams

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From RCIPS The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is issuing a warning to the public regarding scams being run under the guise of mystery shopping promotions. What is Mystery Shopping? Retailers (primarily in the USA and other jurisdictions) hire third-party companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores. This is often done using […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands FCU advises the public to secure email log-in info against potential or historic data breaches

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From RCIPS RCIPS FCU Advises the Public to Secure Email Log-In Info Against Potential or Historic Data Breaches, 21 November The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has been made aware of an incident where a significant amount of money was stolen from a local individual as a result of their email information being compromised. It is […]

Lottery scam being circulated via physical mail in Cayman Islands

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From RCIPS RCIPS FCU Warns of Lottery Scam Being Circulated Via Physical Mail, 20 June The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is advising the public of a scam which is being distributed by regular mail. The FCU has received several reports of local persons receiving a letter purporting to be from the “Euro Lotto Commission” informing […]

Cayman Islands Financial Crime Unit seeks to take the profit out of crime

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From RCIPS The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) has been taking a different approach in their efforts to tackle crime, by going after the profits of crime. In the past two weeks the FCU has obtained three court orders using both civil and criminal powers under the Proceeds of Crime Law, confiscating and forfeiting just […]

Cayman Islands: Fraudulent EcayTrade Rental Ads

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From RCIPS RCIPS Financial Crime Unit Issues Reminder on Fraudulent EcayTrade Rental Ads The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) is currently investigating multiple reports concerning fraudulent apartment rental advertisements on EcayTrade.com. In one case, the victim suffered a loss of $2000 KYD and the FCU is aware of at least one other local person who […]

Cayman Islands police Financial Crime Unit issues warning on fraudulent EcayTrade rental ads

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From RCIPS RCIPS Financial Crime Unit Issues Warning on Fraudulent EcayTrade Rental Ads The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) is currently investigating multiple reports concerning fraudulent apartment rental advertisements on EcayTrade.com. In at least one case, the victim suffered a loss of $2000 KYD. As such, the FCU is advising the public to bear in […]

Cayman Islands police FCU warns of employment scams targeting job-seekers from other jurisdictions

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From RCIPS The RCIPS FCU would like to alert the public and also job-seekers abroad of employment scams targeting those looking for work here in the Cayman Islands either in the hospitality industry or nursing.  These scams are similar to those the FCU notified the public about last year, but now also use the promise […]

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 […]