St. Catherine south police warn persons to be on lookout for emerging bank frauds

The St. Catherine South Police are warning persons to be on the lookout for emerging frauds such as the hijacking of bank accounts.


This, as Head of the Constabulary Financial Unit, Detective Inspector Brenton Williams notes that these offences have been on the rise in Jamaica.


Speaking at a virtual town hall meeting on Sunday (April 2), he said the crime is most often committed by young people.

Inspector Williams noted that the hijacking of bank accounts is often done electronically, and targeted at persons with no online banking presence.


He said the fraudsters acquire customers’ credentials, sometimes with the help of bank employees.


Inspector Williams said he is concerned about this fraud, as it is a daily occurrence across multiple banks.



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