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Bahamas: Phishing attacks increase daily — says police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Since the onset of the COVID-19 lockdowns across the country police have seen reported incidents of phishing attacks increase ‘daily’ according to a senior police investigator.

Chief Superintendent Matthew Edgecombe office in charge of the financial crimes investigation branch while speaking at a “Fraud and Cyber Security” virtual town hall presented by the Clearing Banks Association and hosted by Nahaja Black said the “mystery shopper”scam. The CBA has launched an Ad campaign warning against such the rise in such schemes.

Chief Superintendent Edgecombe said, “Since the lockdowns we have seen an increase daily in victims of these (phishing) attacks.”

While not wishing to disparage victims of such attacks, Edgecombe said that persons sitting at home and out of work were likely being tempted by the opportunity to earn some much needed cash.

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