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Scammers call apparently from Jamaica claiming consumers won a lottery and must pay to get the prize, warns Doug Magditch of CW33-TV. Dallas BBB says you don't have to pay to get a real prize.
Complaints in the U.S about Jamaican scams continue to grow, with a conservative estimate of annual losses of more than $300 million.
The Consumer Fraud Task Force (Missouri and Illinois) urges residents to be alert for signs that friends or family members have been trapped by the notorious schemes.