Thursday, March 13, 2008

Police warn of new online scam

Detectives in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s (RCIPS) Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) are warning residents to be on their guard against a new form of scam in the Cayman Islands.

Officers have been alerted to an advertisement placed in local press asking for ‘Part Time Assistants’ with no further job description and giving a yahoo email address for interested persons to contact. Once the person gives the scammers their details, counterfeit travellers cheques are sent to them in the Cayman Islands. The jobseekers are then asked to cash the cheques, keeping ten percent for themselves and sending the remaining 90 percent to Nigeria, Africa by money transfer.

source: Cayman Net News

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