Jamaican Scam AlertApr 9th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Crime, Front Page
Beware of calls that may come to your house or cell phone from a Jamaican telephone number.
The number will appear as (876) 851-8705 and will show up as “Jamaica Call” on your phone’s caller ID.
One woman called this newspaper about the scam. She thought it was her brother, who had been talking about moving to Jamaica, calling her. The voice on the other end sounded familiar, but the caller began telling her about a package that he was unable to send to her address and asked that she wire him money for it.
Immediately, she knew that it was not her brother and she told the caller that she was calling the law and reporting the number.
If you get such a call, if you have caller ID, do not answer. If you don’t have caller ID, immediately hang up.