Police warning over shopping scams

The Bermuda Police Service issued a warning reminding online shoppers to be cautious of unknown sellers offering merchandise.

Caution should also be extended to companies offering gifts and anyone requesting payments through a free e-mail address such as Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook.

The warning was issued after two scams involving the selling of a smart TV and a laptop were reported to the police.

The alleged seller of the TV requested payment through the transfer company MoneyGram, while the laptop was offered in exchange for iTunes gift cards.

A spokesman for the BPS said that con artists frequent local ‘.bm’ and ‘.com’ websites, and that these websites that carry classified advertisements already display a warning.

Any incidents of suspected internet fraud are asked to be reported to the Financial Crime Unit at 247-1757, or via e-mail at fraud2@bps.bm.

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Published Dec 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Updated Dec 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm)

Police warning over shopping scams

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