The RCIPS wishes to alert the public of a fake phishing email scam circulating in the Cayman Islands. The scam is being orchestrated by a criminal enterprise with the intention of defrauding (scamming) monies from innocent parties. Details of the scam are set out below:
An email address was created under the pretense of the Cayman Islands Government. This email address has been sending emails to members of the public requesting payments from properties and business owners. They have described these payments as taxes levied by the government.
The email address is false and is not being sent by the Cayman Islands Government. If any member of the public receive such an email it should be disregarded. Members of the public are advised not to open such mails. Do not click on any links or pay any money through this email address.
The RCIPS are currently investigating this matter with a view to identify the perpetrators.
Any person with information relating to this scam is asked to contact the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit at 949-7774 or call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.