How it works:
- Situation: this is one extremely notorious scam that targets US citizens. However, it can happen to anyone during or after your stay in Jamaica.
- Opening: scammers posing as staff from betting companies call to inform that you have won a huge sum. To claim it, you have to pay a small processing fee via Western Union or MoneyGram.
- Set-up: those who refuse to pay may get messages such as describing your address and threatening to find you there. Your contact details are usually bought from call centers, hotel receptionists, bank tellers, drivers, corrupt police officers, etc who have come into contact with your details.
Places to beware:
What to do: