Once again the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is urging members of the public to remain vigilant regarding scams that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data.
In particular, local residents should be wary of a misleading e-mail currently in circulation that claims the recipient has been caught on a speed camera and is required to pay a fine.
START OF DECEPTIVE E-MAIL
From: Speed Camera Violations
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 7:35 am
Subject: Your fine for speeding
You’ve been detected with a speed infringement:
Reason: Negligent driving in Hamilton,
Case No: 1725347
Amount due: 459.95
This fine will be sent by mail to your address. However you can screen it now, please click here Photo Proof - 4563456
The penalty must be honored within the statutory period. This is an automatically generated message, please do not reply.
END OF DECEPTIVE E-MAIL
Such requests for money and/or personal information via unsolicited correspondence should be ignored and any links contained in similar e-mails should not be clicked.
The public is reminded that personal information such as dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers and banking details are valuable and that this information should never be passed over the internet (including social media), phone or by post to unknown persons.
To report any incidents of suspected fraud, please call the Financial Crime Unit on 247-1757. A report can also be made via the BPS Community Reporting Portal at https://portal.police.bm. In addition, advice on how to avoid and report scams can be found at https://www.gov.bm/how-avoid-and-report-scams.