Jamaican Lottery Scammers in the Dock

According to reports, many letters and phone calls have been received by people in the United States from Lottery scam artists based in Jamaica. The issue has been brought to light after an elderly man admitted to losing his life savings.

Lottery scam targets elderly people

The lottery scam, which reportedly targets elderly people in the USA, has received widespread coverage across the media and government circles. Some elderly residents in the USA have lost 6 figure sums to these con artists. In response, the USA Federal and Jamaican authorities have set up a task force to combat this issue.

Lottery scams are not a new thing. The willingness of people to hand over cash to a stranger on the internet is very worrying, and something concrete needs to be done regarding this issue. One of the reasons for the setting up of the Euro Million Lottery site is to prevent scam artists from making use of the name. We actively help people who regularly ask whether an email they received is valid.

Please note that an official lottery will never email players telling them they have won a staggering amount of money. They will never ask for an Admin Fee or Tax to process these winnings. If you ever come across this email advising that you have won untold millions. Our advice is to delete it if it is too good to be true than it is.

One last factor to consider if the above has not convinced you. Ask yourself if you have bought a lottery ticket. It is impossible to win any Lottery if you have not bought a Lottery ticket. Not lotteries pay out jackpots based on Phone Numbers or Email addresses.

These fictitious Lotteries are the work of Scam artists based all over the world these days. Initially, all the Internet Scams we saw originated mainly from supposedly Nigeria in Africa. Still, it seems that where there is an Internet Connection, there is a Lottery Scam artist waiting to prey on some innocent, hoping for a large amount of cash to change their lives.

Do not be fooled and buy your Lottery tickets online so you can check all wins and losses yourself. If you ever get a call from people purporting to be from a Lottery or Sweepstakes company, hang up.

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