• Programming note

    Watch LIVE coverage of the Commonwealth Games on Island 24. Some 26 athletes will be representing Cayman in athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming, shooting, squash, and gymnastics to the Commonwealth Games, which is from 23 July to 3 August in Glasgow, Scotland.

Police warn of new scam

Police are warning people to be on their guard after reports of a new email scam targeting Cayman.

Detectives say fraudsters are toying with people’s emotions in a bid to get them to hand over hard earned cash. In this latest trick scammers pretend they have been robbed at gun point.

Police say the fraudsters claim they have had all their money stolen along with credit cards and need cash to pay hotel bills.

“Fraudsters and scammers usually appeal to the emotional side of people. We are all emotional beings so if someone said I need help, I need help to feed my children, I need help to get me out of this desperate situation, normally that emotional side will more than likely kick in and that person will part with their money without even thinking about it,” RCIPS Detective Inspector Ian Lavine, said.

Although their are no reports of anyone losing money, police caution you to be vigilant and think carefully before acting.

  • D.S.

    With the unemployment and devasted circumstances under which the people in Cayman are living
    want proof does the RCIP have that these people are scammers? It maybe that they are so embarassed they do not want to come personally and beg for help but would rather set up an account.there are legitimate beg websites on the internet.

    THE RCIP NEEDS TO EXPLAIN WHAT PROOF OF SCAMMING THEY HAVE BUSTED
    AND THE DETAILS.

    A QUOTE OUT OF CONTEXT IS NOT ENOUGH TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC THAT
    THIS IS WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON,

    There needs to be a better explanation of all details surrounding the scam attempt and what was the outcome.Also what was exactly the persons economic and social status.
    While we condemn scam artists all over the world.I’m not sure RCIP even knows what they are talking about. Based on how people that are really in need raise money all over the world on begging websites..
    RCIP COULD BE WRONG

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