Police have re-issued a warning about a fraudulent WhatsApp message, which claims robbers are targeting homeowners by pretending that they are working for the government.

The message reads in part, “Hi Security Alert: Be warned, there is a group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs. They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming census.”

It added that the fake census workers are robbing homes, and requests that the message be forwarded.

In a statement, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said it was aware of the hoax message, and had received no reports of such people visiting or robbing homes.

The RCIPS added, “The same message was circulated via WhatsApp in October 2019, also with no confirmed reports, and confirmed to be a hoax that had originated internationally. Persons receiving it should refrain from further circulating the fraudulent warning.”

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