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Reported Industrial Accident at Berkeley Institute Campus [Updated]

Fri, 2018-04-13

A few minutes after 10am today (April 13th) police and first responders attended a report of an industrial accident involving a male BTC worker who was doing work in a utility service area at the northern end of Berkeley Institute, which services CITV.

It appears that whilst he was going down into the service shaft, the 60 year old man slipped off his ladder and fell approximately 25 feet.

Updated Online Fraud Advisory: Business E-mail Compromise Scam

Thu, 2018-04-12

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Crime Division - “I wish to continue to raise awareness of the Bermuda business community in regards to an emerging cyber threat named ‘Business Email Compromise’ (BEC), also called ‘CEO fraud’.

The Organized and Economic Crime Department (OECD) has now received four reports in the last 2 weeks from local businesses regarding significant cyber-enabled fraud incidents.

Renewed Advisory: Beware of Messages From Social Media Imposters

Thu, 2018-04-12

The Bermuda Police Service continues to advise members of the public to be vigilant regarding deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials.

These fake social media profiles are being used to contact individuals and make demands of money for alleged Government initiatives and proposals.

Online Fraud Advisory: Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) Scam

Wed, 2018-04-11

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to advise the Bermuda business community in regards to an emerging cyber threat named ‘Business Email Compromise’ (BEC), also called ‘CEO fraud’, which has so far resulted in the loss or attempted loss of significant sums from local businesses.

Organised Crime Groups make use of publicly available contact information to collect email data of company executives and accounts department employees. An email impersonating the executive is sent to the accounts department employee, which requests an urgent overseas payment to be made.

Renewed Advisory: Safety Tips While Out Socialising

Wed, 2018-04-11

In light of the voice note circulating through social media and WhatsApp recently that suggests women have had foreign substances unknowingly placed into their beverages at liquor licensed establishments, the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public of the following safety tips to consider while out socialising.

Ideally, if going out to socialise, go with a friend or group of friends – not alone.

If out socialising in a group, stay together. Look after your friends and don’t go off on your own.

Reports of Women’s Drinks ‘Spiked’ at Liquor Licensed Premises

Tue, 2018-04-10

Police are aware of a voice note circulating through social media and WhatsApp that suggests that there are cases of women who have had foreign substances unknowingly placed into their beverages at liquor licensed establishments.

It should be noted that to date there have been no reports of this nature recently submitted to the police.

Two Teen Boys Arrested in Connection With Scooters Stolen from TCD

Mon, 2018-04-09

Detectives are currently conducting inquiries regarding three 50cc scooters recently reported stolen from the Transport Control Department (TCD) on North Street in the City of Hamilton.

The three scooters were secured in a shipping container on the premises and used for Project Ride.

It appears that all three were removed sometime between 6:30pm Thursday, April 5th and 9am Saturday, April 7th.

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