Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Cayman charity dodges suspected African scammers

A Cayman based charity’s decision to exercise caution saved it from becoming the latest victim of an online scam.

Reports are that the Cayman based charity received an invitation to a legitimate conference being held in the USA, with the offer of free airfare.

The charity representative was later informed to go on a website to book a room for the conference.

While on the website he was instructed to send money via Western Union in order to book the room. 

The representative became suspicious of these instructions and decided to inform the police.

No money was lost as a result of this ruse.

Indications are that this was a fraud being operated from West Africa.

A report was made to the Financial Crimes Unit on Tuesday about the matter.