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US man pleads guilty to participating in Jamaica-based lottery scam

Mar 15, 2016, 8:27 am

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MIAMI, Fla. — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a South Florida man has pleaded guilty for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing fraud scheme. 

Delroy Drummond, 26, of Broward County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.

Drummond is scheduled to be sentenced on May 31, where he will face a maximum statutory sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

According to documents and information presented in court, beginning in or about April 2015, Drummond's co-conspirators contacted elderly victims in the United States and falsely informed them that they had won a lottery.

The victims were told that they had to pay several thousand dollars in taxes and fees in order to collect their purported lottery winnings.

It said the co-conspirators then instructed the victims on how to send this money — that was directed to Drummond. 

In September 2013, the DOJ said Drummond was contacted by law enforcement regarding a package, which was sent through the mail, containing money from a victim of the fraudulent scheme.

At that time, the DOJ said Drummond was "confronted with the fact that he was participating in a lottery scheme and was warned by law enforcement to stop receiving money from victims of telemarketing fraud."

In April 2015, the DOJ said Drummond obtained money wired to him under a fictitious name from a victim who had been falsely told he/she had won a $2.5 million lottery prize.

Drummond used fraudulent identification in order to receive the funds.

It's reported that between April 2015 and December 2015, Drummond received numerous packages containing money via the United States Mail, Federal Express, and United Parcel Service from multiple victims located throughout the United States.

As a result of the fraudulent scheme, the victims lost about $500,000.

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Framingham,Ma
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OK, is it just me !!!! in 2013 he was just WARNED of receiving money in lottery scam. DOJ you dropped the ball or are on the take for pay offs...If it is against the law to run lottery scam and receive money, then why was he not put into jail and track down any others involved. This went on for years afterwards. Maybe DOJ should have to pay back the people that got taken by this guy, out of pay checks of upper management of DOJ then I think it will never happen again.

    dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
    Oklahoma
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    Hope the SOB serves all 20 years.

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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      Jamaica still has a lot of these criminals. Alert your elderly friends and family.

      Surrender

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Hope the SOB serves all 20 years.

        Skepticalbury him in ant hill full of fire ants or better yet ____ ___ _____

          gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
          ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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          WTF.. I DON'T UNDERSTANDED , HE WAS WARNED..WTF  ...DO THE DOJ WARN KILLERS NOT TO KILL ANYMORE.. ????????PartyUS FlagParty

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            WTF.. I DON'T UNDERSTANDED , HE WAS WARNED..WTF  ...DO THE DOJ WARN KILLERS NOT TO KILL ANYMORE.. ????????PartyUS FlagParty

            Tell me about it!   WTF? ! ? !  Aren't people arrested anymore?

            Even if it is Fla.

            This is why I chose my lotto games long ago: MM and PB.
            No question about the source.

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                       (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
            • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
              duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
              Jacksonville Florida
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              "The victims were told that they had to pay several thousand dollars in taxes and fees in order to collect their purported lottery winnings."

              This says it all. If anyone has to pay anything upfront for something that they "won" or is advertised as "free", then there is a 100% chance it is a scam...no exceptions.

              A variation of this scam is to tell the victim that there are no upfront fees but a bank account number or credit card number is needed for "verification". Once the scammers get this information, a bank account is drained or bogus credit card charges are made. Even products advertised on TV as "free for the cost of shipping and handling" or "free for the cost of a postage stamp" are scams...these are just fraudulent ploys to get your credit card or bank account information so they can make bogus unauthorized charges...


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                All criminals reside in the US woooooo

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                  Throw away the key

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