Emails purporting to come from the Cayman Compass carrying reports of contaminated water are a phishing scam.
The emails appear to come from a Compass email address, [email protected] However, these emails do not originate at the media company.
The fake story references the water supply of Water Authority-Cayman being shut off due to contamination.
The Water Authority, in a statement to make the public aware of the bogus message, said its water supply has not been compromised in any way and that the company undertakes daily quality-control testing of its water to ensure its safety.
The Compass has alerted police to the scam.
People who receive such emails are advised not to open the message nor click on the link within, nor forward it.