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Police warning over internet scams

Internet scams are circulating the Island in greater numbers, police have warned.

Recent tactics have included tantalising marriage offers on social network sites, with requests for transfers of funds.

The Financial Crime Unit cautioned the public against job advertisements requiring transfers of money.

The Island is also being hit with false messages from banks calling for updated personal information, plus announcements for unsolicited lottery winnings and unclaimed prizes.

E-mails from acquaintances claiming to have been victims of crime overseas, and requesting help, may come from stolen contact details.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious correspondence should contact police on 295-0011.

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Published August 15, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 15, 2011 at 9:53 am)

Police warning over internet scams

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