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Cayman job scam targeting nurses

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 9:21 AM

The police in the Cayman Islands say a job scam believed to be perpetrated from Jamaica has now expanded its target to include nurses.

The scam which was uncovered last year previously targeted hospitality workers.

A report on caymannewsservice.com says the Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) in the Cayman Islands says job seekers are still responding to false advertisements on social media.

These advertisements solicit resumes for non-existent jobs, promising assistance with plane fare but asking people to send cash towards the processing of the work permits.

The FCU says people in Cayman receive the funds and forward the money to individuals in Jamaica.

The individual running the scam has used the names Odiki Mandalay as well as Carlos Chung.

The FCU says the scammers may be using other names and therefore social network users should not engage in conversations with or do favours for people they have never met and whose identity they cannot vouch for.