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Police warn of government grant scams

Police are warning the public to be aware of at least two possible scams circulating that invite local residents to apply for government grants while requesting a cash deposit of $100-$125.
A fake email alert bearing the Compass Media name has started circulating locally and the public is being advised not to open or share the link.

Fake Compass email circulating

An email falsely purporting to come from the Cayman Compass regarding a second phase of COVID-19 lockdown is being circulated.
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Bogus Compass emails about water contamination are scam

Emails purporting to come from the Cayman Compass carrying reports of a contaminated water leak are a phishing scam.
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Liquor stores targeted in credit card scam

Police are issuing a warning to the public and to retailers after several liquor stores on island were targeted in an attempted credit card fraud scheme.
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Alert over fake police complaints email

An email purporting to be from a police complaints unit alerting residents to a supposed complaint against them, is a scam, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

10 years for ‘Delilah’ who orchestrated $1.9 million scam

A George Town woman who conned a dive instructor out of nearly $2 million by pretending the money was for legitimate fees for his Caymanian status application has been jailed for 10 years.
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UPDATED: Cayman politicians’ names used in online scam

The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit issued a warning Monday advising the public of an online scam conducted using Facebook Messenger, and possibly other social media, where victims have received messages and phone calls through Facebook Messenger.
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Lottery scam seeks personal bank info

A lottery scam is currently being circulated through email and potentially other forms of social media, the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit advised.
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Police warn of financial scam email

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service advised the public Sunday about an email scam circulating in the Cayman Islands.
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Fake apartment deals under investigation

Scam artists are posting fake apartment rental deals on internet marketplace Ecay Trade to con people into sending them funds.
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Police warn of financial scam targeting job-seekers

The Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued a public advisory Monday regarding employment scams targeting people seeking work in the nursing and hospitality industries.
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Cayman residents lose cash in bank scam

Two Cayman Islands residents have reported unauthorized withdrawals from their bank accounts in “substantial amounts” after responding to a scam email purporting to be from a local bank.

Police warn about ‘cash flipping’ scam

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is notifying the public about a ‘Cash Flipping’ scam pervading Cayman.
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Bogus immigration email is ‘phishing’ scam

The Cayman Islands Immigration Department is warning its customers about a bogus email many received Tuesday announcing that the department had “implemented new laws.”
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Jamaicans conned in Cayman job scam

Social media solicitations offering jobs at a nonexistent Cayman Islands hotel have “tricked” hundreds of Jamaicans and at least one Cayman Islands resident out of their money. Officers with the Financial Crime Unit are investigating people who have placed job ads on social media sites, offering employment at a hotel property that does not exist.

Deputy governor gives evidence in status scam trial

Franz Manderson, deputy governor of the Cayman Islands, gave evidence Tuesday in the trial of Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks, who is accused of being involved in an immigration scam.

Permanent residence scammers sentenced to prison terms

The promise of permanent residence in exchange for money was a “cynical exploitation of vulnerable victims,” Justice Charles Quin declared on Tuesday when he sentenced two women to prison for obtaining property by deception.

Some candw.ky email accounts compromised

Hackers have taken advantage of the candw.ky email platform to steal sensitive information from some email accounts, authorities said.

Hackers try, and fail, to scam ICTA

Online scammers did their research on the Information and Communications Technology Authority, grabbing public information about the organization’s managing director and chief financial officer in an attempt to get the regulator to wire almost $40,000 to a bank account.

Email scammers steal from local bank

A scammer recently gained access to a local bank account, according to the police’s Financial Crime Unit, and stole money from a woman in the United Kingdom using an email scam.

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