Monday, April 12, 2021

Beware! Johnson Warns of Email Scam Using His Name

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration Elsworth Johnson is warning of a fake email with his name, requesting money.

In a statement, Johnson said such emails are “fake” and he has since reported the matter to the Financial Crimes Investigation Branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

“It has come to my attention that fraudulent messages from someone purporting to be me, with the name “Elsworth JohnsonMP,” have been forwarded to a number of Bahamians. These emails claim that businesses/brands have gained access to an international grant and that a “payment fee” will be required to access this grant.”

Johnson said it is likely an attempt to trick citizens into paying the “access fee.”

“If you have received this message, I advise that you do not respond to it. Under no circumstances should you provide any personal information,” he said.

Johnson warned that you should not pay any fees related to the content of the message.

“Bahamians should remain vigilant and report any suspicious messages to the relevant authorities,” Johnson said.

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