According to The Day, a lady out of Connecticut was recently arrested on several charges related to her alleged participation in a “Jamaican lottery” scam.
What interested me, is that the Hawaii County Police Department was also involved in the investigation. Anyone get any calls from Jamaican Lottery Officials recently?
…Waterford police did not give further details about the alleged crime, but Internet reports about Jamaican lottery scams indicate the problem is widespread. Perpetrators in such scams call people, generally elderly, and tell them they’ve won the lottery but must first pay taxes and fees. The perpetrators then try to acquire the victims’ personal information, like a credit card or bank account number.
Police said the arrest capped an investigation that included the Hartford police department, the County of Hawaii police department, the New London County State’s Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshalls’ Service…