9th July 2014
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) wishes to advise the General Public of a developing trend in the country that has the potential to cause major financial loss to citizens.
Persons holding accounts with local banks, particularly those with internet banking capabilities are contacted via email and telephone, by persons purporting to be Bank officials requesting bank account numbers and passwords.
Once their personal information is acquired, criminals are able to transfer monies from their accounts without their knowledge.
The FIU warns that no personal information concerning accounts should be given via the internet or telephone.
Additionally, account holders should always verify all forms of communication through their respective banks, by calling the institution or speaking personally to a representative.
Assistant Superintendent of Police
HEAD OF FIU
As the Unit advances towards greater efficiency and effectiveness, the primary focus would be to contextualize the current and impending AML/CFT risk within the jurisdiction and determine whether the current mechanism employed is appropriate.