Bank scam warning issued

The Royal Cayman Islands Police
Service Financial Crime Unit reports that about half a dozen scam emails
claiming to be from local banks were received by people in the Cayman Islands
in the past few days.

“These emails look like the genuine
article,” said RCIPS Chief Inspector Claudia Brady. “They closely resemble the
bank’s own websites and encourage people to click on a link button and supply
their personal banking details online.

“Luckily the people targeted so far
haven’t fallen victim to the scam and haven’t lost any money from their
accounts. But the next person may not be so lucky. That’s why we’re issuing
this warning…and asking people to be extra vigilant”.

Police said local banks will never
ask customers by email to divulge their personal banking details. Anyone who
receives such an email should not respond and is asked to immediately report
the activity to their bank and the Financial Crime Unit.

You can contact the RCIPS Financial
Crime Unit on 949-8797.

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