Suspected online scammer detained

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Suspected online scammer detained

Police have detained a man in connection with several online scams in the Port-of-Spain Division within recent weeks, which has resulted in people being robbed.

Snr Supt of the Port-of-Spain Division Harripersad Ramnarine confirmed the suspect was held on Monday while speaking at yesterday’s T&T Police Service weekly media briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

He said, “I want to advise members of the public who didn’t even report the crime and they are victims, to feel free to come forward to the CID Office, Port-of-Spain.”

Ramnarine also advised citizens to stick to legitimate retailers as much as possible, as he warned against online scams where vehicles, cellphones and items such as televisions and gaming accessories are offered at discounted prices.

He begged, “Don’t let your guard down.”

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner of Police, North West, Winston Maharaj, said there was no need for people to go to lonely or unknown places to carry out legitimate transactions.

ACP Maharaj invited the public to visit the police station to carry out these transactions under the watchful eyes of officers.

“At the police stations, the police officers are available. They are accessible 24-seven, so feel free to utilise these institutions to facilitate your transaction.”