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Jamaica making new efforts to curb lottery scams

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Posted: March 16, 2013, 11:02 am - IP Logged

This might be good news.  However, the only way that these Jamaican resident fleecers can be caught is if their country audits/listens in on the phone calls of the phone lines that make the most out of country calls,

Who is going to pay for all those new hire contracted "auditors" to listen for several hours per day, several days per week?  Why would their tax-payers want to pay for such a service to, in effect, an outside country(ies) [the U. S. of A., an essentially bankrupt country these past six years ]?

Noel

Jamaica is our friend.


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    Posted: March 16, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

    Next to tourism, scams are the second largest "industry" in some of these countries.

    If people would follow four simple rules, they would never get scammed:

    1. Never pay out anything for a contest or for something that is called "free". If you are asked to pay out anything for something that is claimed to be free or for winning a contest, then it is a scam. 100%. Everytime. Period. No exceptions.

    2. Treat all unsolicited emails as scams. All those junk emails you get are scams and have one goal: to separate you from your money.

    3. Never click on any link in an email. No exceptions. Clicking on an email link, even from someone you think you know, can put you and your computer at risk.

    4. Never donate money to anyone calling on the phone or soliciting by email. They can claim to be anyone and even some of the better know charities are scams as much of their donations go to "administrative" expenses (wasted on high salaries and expensive buildings). Ask them to send you financial information about their organization on income and expenses. If they are not willing to do that, then ask them why their cause is not important enough to provide this information to you. That usually gets them off the phone.

    You hit that one out of the park my friend   duckman.


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      Posted: March 16, 2013, 11:04 am - IP Logged

      oh my

             See Ya!

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               See Ya!

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          Posted: March 16, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

          Jamaica is our friend.

          I Agree!

          Let it Snow Snowman

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            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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            Posted: March 16, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

            Jamaica is our friend.

            Dey need too put D lime in D coconut.

            And lee dat ganja lone, mon.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: March 19, 2013, 8:28 am - IP Logged

              I hope that the government will be adamant in stopping the scammers. As for players we need to be cynical so we will not fall into the traps of those scammers.