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Police issue advice on how to protect yourself from scams

Mon, 30 Jul 2012


A detective from the Island’s Financial Crime Unit has urged members of the public to protect themselves against scams after a local woman was conned out of £25,000.

The woman was targeted by conmen who told her she had won a Jamaican lottery but that she needed to first pay taxes to claim her winnings.

Believing the story she regularly paid money into a Money Gram account in Jamaica over a period of three years – but her winnings never materialised.

Police say you should be suspicious if you receive unsolicited e-mails, letters or phone calls saying you have won something.

Detective Constable Julie Jones has the following advice:

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