Police Arrest Seven For Lottery Scamming

by January 11th, 2017

The police arrested and charged seven members of a lottery scamming syndicate between last Tuesday and yesterday in Westmoreland, St. Ann and St. Catherine.

The seven, have been charged for breaches of the Lottery Scam Act.

Police say they were arrested after the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) launched an investigation following reports that a retired United States citizen was contacted via telephone from an 876 area code in March 2014.

The complainant was informed that she was the winner of US$ 2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz motorcar.

She was further instructed that in order to claim her prize, she would have to send monies to cover various taxes, processing fees, insurance and delivery.

According to the police, investigations were carried out and it was revealed, that the culprits were sent over US$ 22,600 between March 2014 and November 2014.

A probe was launched, and the seven arrested and charged.

They are 27-year-old, Fabian Ramsey, 38-year-old Viviene Duncan and 22-year old Gideon Wright all of Lambs River in Westmoreland.

Also charged are 31-year-old Danny Williams of Darliston District, Westmoreland, 22-year-old Christiana Curtis of Portmore, St. Catherine and 25-year-old Landique Woodbourne and 27-year-old Lamar Dandie both of Cambridge in St. James.

CTOC is advising members of the public to be very careful when approached by persons who are seeking their assistance to collect large amount of cash, to transport cash, or to register properties in their names.