(CMR) The RCIPS is warning the public that emails that appear to be from its Financial Crimes Investigation Unit using the email address [email protected] are fake.
The police recently received several reports stating that members of the public have been receiving emails from this address and that these emails carry an attachment of a letter that impersonates the Commissioner of Police. The letter claims to be regarding an investigation into a fraudulent activity known as a Dolphin Trust Scam at the Cayman National Bank.
The RCIPS has confirmed that this is a fraudulent email and that no such email address exists within the service. An investigation is being carried out, and members of the public are encouraged not to open or respond to these emails but instead to forward them, and any similar emails, directly to the Digital Forensic Hub at [email protected]
Additionally, members of the public are being reminded that the RCIPS, as well as any legitimate financial institution, will not ask you to share personal information via email. You are therefore being encouraged to call your financial institution or the police to verify such requests and, where possible, speak with someone in person before complying with any requests made by email.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Digital Forensic Hub at 649-4301 at during regular business hours or email [email protected] Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.
In addition, RCIPS has recently received several reports from members of the public that have received emails claiming to be from an ex-RCIPS Police Officer who no longer resides or works in the Cayman Islands. The email comes from Royal Cayman Islands Police Service; [email protected] The email has a link in the body of it to download a pdf. The RCIPS has identified the link as malicious, and it is no longer active.
RCIPS is reminding the community to never click on a link in any email unless they are absolutely certain that it came from a legitimate source. If there is any doubt about authenticity, always check with the original sender before clicking links.