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Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam
A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty. Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people who were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Dakota, where the investigation is centered. He is charged with three counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering. A plea agreement filed last month calls for O'Hara to plead guilty to conspiracy, which carr ...
Oct 8, 2014, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam
Includes video report Dannie Perry was a generous man who found himself caught up in a lottery scam. After relentless harassment from the criminals, he finally got them to stop contacting him. Postal inspectors have a reminder to avoid this happening to you or your loved ones. It was a great American dream to win some money where you could retire and you could take care of your grand kids and your family and just do what you wanted to do, says Dannie Perry, a fraud victim. Perry ...
Jul 15, 2014, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido
San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city. The couple operating in San Diego claim to be from Costa Rica. They have taken about $52,000 from at least four victims in recent months, police said. Both were described a light-skinned Hispanics; the man, is his 30s or 40s, is thin, and the woman, ...
Jul 11, 2014, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Woman Scammed by 'Friend' in 'Facebook Lottery'
Includes video report A woman in Texas says she was the victim of a well-worn scam, but what was unique in her case was that the fraudulent pitch came to her through a Facebook friend and was allegedly endorsed by President Obama. Kris White admits that she shouldn't have been fooled last week by the Facebook message saying she had won $250,000 in a Facebook Powerball lottery, ABC News affiliate KTRK reported. She said she was shown documents that wrote United States with lowercase letters ...
May 23, 2014, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum

New twist to lottery scam
Includes video report Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years. The typical scam involves a call or email saying you've won a lot of money, but you have to pay taxes and fees up front before you can claim the money. In the new version, there is a second caller who claims to be with the FBI or some other law enforcement agency. The alleged law enforcement officer claims the victim really did win a lot of money, and says the fi ...
Apr 21, 2014, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

Postal agents intercept, destroy fake lottery checks
Includes video report Instead of sending foreign lottery letters and checks directly to you from Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica or Mexico, more and more, scammers are sending big batches of letters in a box, to middlemen in the United States. Each letter is stuffed in a pre-addressed envelope and many envelopes are stamped with American postage. The return addresses are typically just a private mailing center in an American city. The person who picks up the box may hand it off to yet another ...
Mar 4, 2014, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Postal worker prevents man from losing thousands to lottery scams
Foreign lottery schemes continue to surface, keeping postal clerks and inspectors busy looking out for potential victims. An observant postal clerk helped a man who had rival con-artists scheming him for cash, and it's a story that could help you or someone you know from falling for a similar scheme. They are told they've won a prize, either a sweepstakes or a lottery prize, but there is a catch, said Steve Bolz, U.S. Postal Inspector. Foreign lottery schemes are costing Americans more ...
Oct 14, 2013, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

New twist on foreign lottery scheme
There's a new twist to an old scheme that continues to lure people in. Con-artists have come up with one more way to deceive potential victims of foreign lottery scams. U.S. Postal Inspector Michael Larson said, He explained to me... I mean who doesn't dream of winning the lottery? He was contacted and told you have won the lottery and in order to collect that prize money you need to pay the taxes to get it out of the country and to the us. The victim sent the money. In fact, he sent all ...
Oct 3, 2013, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum

Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi
A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam. Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, is in America on a work visa, but now faces two counts of wire fraud. Investigators with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division said the two alleged victims were told that they had won the lottery, but were required to pay taxes before the award could be made. Monies were then wired to Jamaica. The victims said they received numer ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Postal worker helps bust lottery scam
Foreign lottery schemes may be fleecing Americans out of as much as a billion dollars every year. The problem is so vast, congress is hearing testimony on the matter. Often suspects are overseas, and that's a challenge for law enforcement. But here's a case where a perceptive postal employee helped bring a suspect to justice right here in the United States. Something is not right here. Why are you getting all these Express Mail packages from all over the US? Mary Santiago asked the ri ...
Jun 17, 2013, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

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