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Jamaican lottery scams spread despite US crackdown

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Posted: April 21, 2012, 12:17 am - IP Logged

this is only going to get worst

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    Posted: April 21, 2012, 2:20 am - IP Logged

    Their new slogan:

    Jamaica - it's the new Nigeria!

    and they are laughing. wish something nasty would happen to those people that would teach them all a lesson. something along a biological line would be great.

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      Posted: April 21, 2012, 6:16 am - IP Logged

      Why aren't people paying more attention to their elderly parents??? I'm sorry but an 88 year old man should have someone checking on what money's coming in and going out. I do this even with my mother who's 75 years young. At some point you have to start "parenting" and keep a better eye out. Obviously a victim involved in this type of scam would start showing signs of stress and worry. Wouldn't you notice? Wouldn't you want to know what is causing it? Wake up.

      I agree with this statement.  At some point in time, someone has to check on them and check up on them.  I also think they need to run more public service announcements on the TV and newspapers about scams.  Most older folks watch TV and believe most of what they hear from it. 

      They did it in our area about a company soliciting money supposedly for injured policemen and when that company came back for more money, they were reported to the police immediately. 

      If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

      You never know when you will get another hit.

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        Posted: April 21, 2012, 7:25 am - IP Logged

        and they are laughing. wish something nasty would happen to those people that would teach them all a lesson. something along a biological line would be great.

        just my .02 ..... but I say if caught they ought to be microwaved on the spot ...widdle jamaican BBQ

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          Posted: April 21, 2012, 8:38 am - IP Logged

          this is only going to get worst

          Indeed, I've never had a notice by regular mail, but since April 1, I've had 25 emails saying I won a foreign lottery, have a package UPS is holding, from bankers wanting me to help them get millions from foreign accounts into the U.S. (for a percentage), widows who want me to help them contribute millions to charity, and from the FBI asking for help investigating lottery scams (fbi@gmail). Their new thing is attachments, which I won't open.

          As long as people are gullible enough to first send all their info and then some money, these scams will continue. When we were kids, most of our parents told us to never talk to strangers and everybody should be giving that same advice back to their elderly parents.

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            Posted: April 21, 2012, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

            Why aren't people paying more attention to their elderly parents??? I'm sorry but an 88 year old man should have someone checking on what money's coming in and going out. I do this even with my mother who's 75 years young. At some point you have to start "parenting" and keep a better eye out. Obviously a victim involved in this type of scam would start showing signs of stress and worry. Wouldn't you notice? Wouldn't you want to know what is causing it? Wake up.

            Lottolaughs, I pay attention to mine and she is a real hoot most days! thats all I gotta say about that :)

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              Posted: April 22, 2012, 3:24 am - IP Logged

              Why aren't people paying more attention to their elderly parents??? I'm sorry but an 88 year old man should have someone checking on what money's coming in and going out. I do this even with my mother who's 75 years young. At some point you have to start "parenting" and keep a better eye out. Obviously a victim involved in this type of scam would start showing signs of stress and worry. Wouldn't you notice? Wouldn't you want to know what is causing it? Wake up.

              Well, lottolaughs, it could be because the adult child isn't fairing well financially, and their elderly parents are aware of it.  Usually, that failure leads their parents to not discuss their own finances and various accounts with the child.

              Also, I think there is a lot of Dementia among people over age 70, probably from several of the chemicals in most of our prepackaged food.  Sometimes that Dementia and Alzheimers goes into very alienating, rude, and foolishly expensive behaviors, where the senior ultimately loses whatever relationships and savings they had.

              Probably a situation that won't cease.  Therefore, when these 'lottery thieves' are caught, no matter their age or sex, they should be hung quickly, without more than one month incarceration fees to the tax payers within the U.S.A..

              Thud

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                Posted: April 23, 2012, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                Lottolaughs, I pay attention to mine and she is a real hoot most days! thats all I gotta say about that :)

                I'm so very happy to hear that :) I know it's not possible for every child to watch over their parents but now that it's being brought to the public's attention more and more I certainly hope people will take the warning seriously and not be afraid to confront their parents with it...especially if they know they like to play lottery or do any other type of gambling. 

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                  Posted: April 23, 2012, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                  Well, lottolaughs, it could be because the adult child isn't fairing well financially, and their elderly parents are aware of it.  Usually, that failure leads their parents to not discuss their own finances and various accounts with the child.

                  Also, I think there is a lot of Dementia among people over age 70, probably from several of the chemicals in most of our prepackaged food.  Sometimes that Dementia and Alzheimers goes into very alienating, rude, and foolishly expensive behaviors, where the senior ultimately loses whatever relationships and savings they had.

                  Probably a situation that won't cease.  Therefore, when these 'lottery thieves' are caught, no matter their age or sex, they should be hung quickly, without more than one month incarceration fees to the tax payers within the U.S.A..

                  Thud

                  I couldn't agree with you more...especially this line! Also, I think there is a lot of Dementia among people over age 70, probably from several of the chemicals in most of our prepackaged food.

                   

                  I never really knew about my parents financial situation until it came time to take my mother to get a trust because you are so right.....sometimes they don't like to discuss their own finances with their children whether they're well off or not.