Adoption ad scam warning

Residents in the Cayman Islands are being warned by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to be wary of advertisements placed locally that are designed to trick people into disclosing their personal information.

Two recent advertisements have caused concern; one detailing a child requiring adoption and another relating to a monkey for sale. Both appeared on the local classifieds website Ecayonline – and have since been removed by the company.

‘Residents should remember that con-artists are continually looking for new ways to trick people out of their personal details or their hard earned cash,’ said Inspector Rudolph Gordon.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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