FairPoint has partnered with law enforcement and senior organizations all across northern New England to raise awareness about a telephone scam originating from the Jamaican 876 area code that targets seniors and has caused devastating financial and emotional harm.
FairPoint launched the “Beware: Scams from Area Code 876” campaign in late March in response to these scams and created a this website for tips on preventing phone scams.
The announcement gained national and international attention, prompting additional media coverage that forced the Jamaican government to establish a task force to address the 30,000 calls made from Jamaica into the U.S. attempting to defraud American citizens every day.
If you have been the victim of a scam from area code 876, or believe a family member has been a victim, please contact local law enforcement.
Together we can help end this cycle of abuse.