Police Issue Scam Alert Phishing E-mails Targeting Seniors

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues to advise members of the public to beware of phishing scams that seek to obtain money, personal information and banking details.

Another recent example appears to be targeted at local senior citizens and usually starts with a spontaneous call from someone claiming to represent a local telecommunications company.

The supposed local telecommunications company representative then sends an e-mail instructing the senior citizen to verify their personal and banking information.

The BPS Financial Crimes Unit is working with local banks, as well as Government and community based seniors’ agencies, to mitigate the impact of this scam.

As a reminder, legitimate organizations will never ask for such specific personal and banking information – like passwords, ATM pin numbers and full debit/credit card details.

If in doubt, it is always best to contact your bank directly first, before providing any personal or banking information online.

To make an initial report of a suspected scam, please call 211, or e-mail 211@bps.bm.

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