Police still warn of scams

| 12/12/2008

(CNS): Despite numerous alerts recently as a result of what police are calling “various financial scams” that have been circulating in the community, the Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) says it is stepping up efforts to protect the public from the threat of these cons and scams.

 

On Tuesday, 16 December, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, FCU officers will be manning an information desk that will be located outside Scotia Bank on Edward Street, George Town offering crime and fraud prevention tips. This initiative comes in the wake of an increase in the run-up to the Christmas season.

Detective Sergeant Michael Montaque said the public was are encouraged to stop by and speak with the officers, who will be able to respond to questions about fraudulent crime. “Individuals will also be able to receive advice on how to avoid becoming victims of such crimes,” he said.

Anyone who has been a victim of fraud should contact their local police station or the FCU on 949-8797. Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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