Regulator issues email scam warning

| 29/02/2012

Crime-Scene.png(CNS): Officials form the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority have issued an alert that an e-mail being sent to individuals and companies around Grand Cayman purporting to be from them has not come from the regulator. CIMA said it is aware that several people have received the correspondence which is asking for accounts and personal identity information in order to update its client records. The email, with the subject line ‘Cayman Islands Account Holders Update’, claims the information is needed as part of the process for non-resident account holders to gain tax exemption certificates but it has nothing at all to do with the monetary authority.

“CIMA advises its licensees, registrants, and the public that it has not issued any such request. The email is therefore a scam,” a spokesperson for the regulator said. “Persons receiving such an email should not respond to it and are advised to contact the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.”

The RCIPS FCU can be contacted on (345) 949-8797

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Is it possible that the FCU could provide us with an email address to forward these scam

    e-mail to?  

    • Anonymous says:

      Good idea- to set up a dedicated email address to report things like this – something like – that would probably work.