RCIPS issues scam warning

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Financial Crimes Unit is advising the public once again to be aware of scams circulating via post and email.

A postal scam is presently circulating with letters being sent for Madrid, Spain, stating that the sender is a banker attempting to locate a next of kin to a recently deceased person having several millions in US currency deposited in a Spanish bank.

The ‘banker’ states that the letter recipient and the deceased share the same last name and basically requests that the recipient act as a next of kin to have the monies released from the bank in exchange for 30 per cent of the deposit.

The letter then asks for name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and also to be notified if recipient is not interested in assisting.

The FCU is advising the public that under no circumstances should you divulge banking details to anyone.

Anyone who has fallen victim to this type of scam is encouraged to contact the Financial Crimes Unit on 949-8797.

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