The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) would like to advise the general public and local businesses, particularly those in the financial services industry, of a fraudulent anti-money laundering course being promoted via e-mail.
The deceptive e-mail, supposedly from:
EKC Advisory Kista Alléväg 1
174 55 Kista, Sweden
+46 7 707 918 77 (Sweden)
offers a two day course on ‘Anti-Money Laundering & CFT Regulatory Compliance, Surveillance and Reporting’ allegedly taking place in Hamilton, Bermuda.
However once the seminar fee is paid, the course is abruptly cancelled at the last minute – with no suitable explanation or refund offered.
This scam has also appeared in other jurisdictions, with the course location made relevant to those areas.
The BPS Organised & Economic Crime Department recommends that local businesses conduct their own due diligence checks regarding any similar unsolicited offers.
If you or your company has been affected by this scam or any other kind of fraud, please feel free to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 to report the matter.