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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jamaican Phone Scammers





We know scammers are everywhere. In every country. We have our own crosses "a yawd" to deal with as well.


The scammers frequently pose as customs agents or other government or bank officials, saying their victims have won big money but that they need to send smaller “advanced fees” before they can receive the payout, said Ken Smith, special agent in charge of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency office in Atlanta.



Investigatons by the FCC has found that some of these phone numbers

(876) 375-9740(876) 441-3652(876) 303-5893(876) 470-0341(876) 584-4405(876) 491-9206


are indeed fraud numbers, emulating from Jamaica with the intent of stealing money from its victimes. These peoplee who are calling are tryingto get you to call them back so you'll incur international phone charges, of which they apparently get a cut. In addition, it may also be a scam to try to get personal information.


Most recently reported by RJR NEWS concerned a woman by the name of Lois Morrow (86). The callers even talked about what the Bible says- and she believed them. She said she sent about US$35,000 to Jamaica until she stopped a little over a year ago when she could not afford anymore.


The scammers frequently pose as government or bank officials, saying their victims have won big money but that they need to send smaller advanced fees before they can receive the payout.


It is so sad that people would dupe the elderly like this. Clearly this is an elderly abuse case.

3 comments:

clnmike said...

Lol, they were talking about this same crime of the little old lady this morning on the news. While I believe these people should be prosecuted you have to wonder how some peole can fall so easily for these types of scams.

Blu Jewel said...

agrees with clnmike. people need to be a little more discerning.

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