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Saint Lucia Businesses Hit By Fraudulent Cheque Scam


Saint Lucia police have warned local businesses about a fraudulent cheque scam that has resulted in thousands of dollars in losses to some enterprises.

According to a police advisory, businesses are receiving ‘hefty’ product orders from scammers who propose payment by cheque from a ‘prominent financial institution’.

The scammer insists on delivery to a remote location, and once it occurs, the business place later discovers that the cheque is fraudulent and is unable to contact the customer.

In view of the situation, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that appears below:

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  1. 1. Why would a business accept an order for delivery to a remote location …dah ????????
    2. Ensure checks clear before delivery and verify verify customers …with appropriate ID and verification of legitimate address etc etc etc
    3. You guys ensure that there is not one hundredth of an inch tear on the us $ ..use that same due diligence

  2. This is a European scam apparently pickup or share to some people here. Sellers who have product to sell are not doing due diligence, the rust is to make/do business and not doing what is necessary. Why would you do business the 1st time with an individual or company and do not transact the business properly, collect cash for managers check, eff who it is or what the case maybe. As a businessman I only accept checks for reputable business no others period you can be a billionaire self.


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