As a gang of five credit card scammers begin their jail time, the police unit who brought them to justice say they alone can’t take the praise.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit say bringing down international fraudsters needs international help, and help from right here too.
It was Joe Public who helped police track the gang to Treasure Island, and arrests were made. But international scams, need international help.
“International cooperation is key,” said DC Khalesiah Barboram.
“We have no knowledge of these persons, they are not from the Cayman Islands so we needed international help to identify who they are and tell us more about them.
The banks, they reported suspicious activities through their ATM machines. Upon inquiry they discovered skimming devices on the machines and gift cards were also found there.”
As a result, three Romanians, a British national and an American woman, have all been tailed for a total of more than 10 years.
Cayman 27’s Paul Kennedy more.