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Bahamas Government cautions citizens against 'cash grant scam'

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 11:10 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC):
The Bahamas government Monday distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is aimed at helping people improve their standard of living.

In a brief statement, the government said it is “aware of information circulating, purported to come from the Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis concerning a “Cash Grant Program”, established to: “improve the standard of living for those persons paying bills, buying a home, starting their own business, going to school, even helping to raise children.

“The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that the Prime Minister is not aware of any such programme nor has he recommended any person or group to receive benefits from such a programme. This information is without foundation and patently false.”

The statement warned people to exercise extreme caution when sending personal information, and should not respond to such requests, which are unverified and bogus.

It said that the matter has now been referred to the law enforcement authorities for investigation.