BEWARE: Scams from Area Code 876

Updates

June 14, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 13, 2013
Company singles out Senator Susan Collins for her work bringing attention to the lottery scheme
June 13, 2013
Man pleads guilty to scam allegation
June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013
June 2, 2013
May 16, 2013
May 5, 2013
April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013
The U.S. ambassador says she's been assured the nation will extradite those held for bilking Americans.
March 17, 2013
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February 28, 2013
January 30, 2013
January 16, 2013
January 5, 2013
December 2, 2012
November 15, 2012
A sophisticated Jamaican phone-scamming operation is targeting the elderly population in Northeast.
November 15, 2012
The head of Fairpoint Communications in Vermont is trying to stop seniors from being bilked by fighting back against phone scammers.
November 14, 2012
FairPoint Communications is reminding customers about a phone scam out of Jamaica following a forum in the Caribbean country that addressed the problem.
November 14, 2012
FairPoint, Attorney General's Office warn Vermonters to beware plots seeking money originating in Jamaica
November 8, 2012
The Jamaica Bankers’ Association (JBA) is warning that the nation’s financial sector has been placed in a very precarious position because of the multibillion dollar lottery scam.
November 8, 2012
Lottery scam undermines financial sector
November 7, 2012
Minister of national security Peter Bunting says the fact that police have not charged many persons accused of being involved in the lottery scam with direct lottery scamming crimes is a result of the inability to secure evidence.
November 7, 2012
TEN of thousands of calls are made daily from Jamaica into the US attempting to defraud American citizens, by one estimate.
August 13, 2012
FairPoint Communications, a north American media company that in March launched a campaign to warn potential US victims in the New England area of the lottery scam, has applauded Western Union’s decision.
August 13, 2012
Once a scammer convinces a victim to send their money overseas, it’s gone. But at least one company is striking back on behalf of its customers.
August 10, 2012
A new effort to deter international phone scammers who have targeted Vermonters.
August 10, 2012
Western Union has temporarily closed money transfer stations in St. James parish, Jamaica, including the resort area of Montego Bay, in an effort to thwart international phone scamming operations, according to press reports.
August 10, 2012
FairPoint’s “Beware of Area Code 876” Campaign Has Raised International Attention; Highlighting Victims’ Stories in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire
August 7, 2012
Money transfer company Western Union is temporarily shutting down its services in a northern Jamaican parish that is the hotbed for a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that targets mostly elderly Americans.
July 27, 2012
New Hampshire senior citizens are among the victims of a Jamaican telephone scam that has targeted elderly residents of several New England states over the past 10 years, resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
July 27, 2012
Beware: A family tells a cautionary tale of a senior who lost $85,000.
July 26, 2012
Senior citizens across New Hampshire and New England are the targets of a lottery scam originating from the Jamaican area code 876.
July 26, 2012
July 20, 2012
The multimillion dollar Jamaica lottery scam has taken a new twist with two elected officials now accused of participating in the international fraud that has often targeted elderly Americans.
May 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
May 2, 2012
WCSH's Chris Rose reports on Jamaican telephone scams targeting Maine seniors
April 20, 2012
Jamaica announced a new government task force Thursday to fight proliferating lottery scams
April 17, 2012
The 88-year-old retired Coast Guard officer hadn't been outside the U.S. in decades. Yet phone calls started pouring in from Jamaica, dangling the prospects of huge winnings from an international lottery that he had won.
March 29, 2012
FairPoint Communications established an alliance this week with the state of Maine's law enforcement agencies to prevent a group of Jamaica-based con artists from trying to get money from the state's elderly residents.
March 28, 2012
FairPoint Communications and Maine law enforcement agencies say a telephone scam originating from Jamaica has bilked elderly residents in northern New England out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.FairPoint, police launch effort to prevent scams on the elderly
March 28, 2012
Seniors are Targets of Lottery Scam Originating from Area Code 876

BEWARE: Scams from Area Code 876

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