The Bermuda Police Service issued another reminder today for residents to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain money, personal information and other sensitive data.

A police spokesman said: “A report was received earlier this afternoon (Monday, August 19th) of calls – which disconnect after two rings – received from a telephone number that appears to originate in the African country of Chad.

Calling the number back results in an automated message, which is apparently aimed to keep the caller on the line for as long as possible at a premium rate.

Residents that receive similar calls from an unknown overseas telephone number are strongly advised to ignore the calls.

Any incidents of suspected telephone or internet fraud should be reported to the Financial Crime Unit on telephone number 247-1757 or via the e-mail

Advice on how to avoid and report scams can also be found at”