(CMR) An email purporting to be from the Caribbean Utilities Company telling customers there was an error in their last billing statement, which resulted in an outstanding balance, is a scam. CUC said it did not send out the email and asked customers to be vigilant as there has been an increase in phishing emails.
See copy of the email below:
The public is being urged not to click on the link and to delete the email.
Persons are warned to confirm the sender’s identity before replying to email requests and before opening attachments or clicking on links, even if they appear to come from a legitimate source.
Consult your Information Technology department about any phishing attempts (if applicable). The public is also encouraged to call us to validate communications originating from CUC. Persons with concerns may contact CUC at 949-5200.
The police have also issued a warning about phishing emails purporting to be from its Financial Crimes Investigation Unit and an ex-officer.