by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Unauthorized individuals alleging to be employees of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) FirstCaribbean are conducting a survey requesting valuable information from clients, according to a release from the Bank.
The CIBC FirstCaribbean is warning clients to be wary of fraudsters pretending to be staff members surveying on behalf of the Bank in St. Kitts.
The Bank’s Country Head (ag), in St. Kitts, Starlina Roserie, said “It has come to our attention that unauthorized individuals alleging to be employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean have been requesting valuable information, from our clients, through a survey. We wish to alert members of the public that this is an ongoing scam.”
Roserie stressed that the Bank would not ask for sensitive information such as a person’s Social Security number, ATM or debit card PIN, or any other sensitive information through an email, survey, phone call, text message, social media.
The Bank advises clients to refrain from interacting with people who request their information through a survey, a suspicious call, visit, text, or email from someone claiming to be a CIBC FirstCaribbean representative and urges residents to contact their local branch to verify any requests.