Victims are congratulated for winning the Jamaican lottery or a new car and then are directed to send a fee of up to ,000 to process the lottery winnings.
It’s a partnership that started six years ago, which later deepened with the opening of 13 exclusive Ashley Galleries across the region."Jamaica is one of our biggest markets in the region; we have been here longest — over 55 years — so we have a good presence and a good team.
Many times the caller will tell the victim that a representative of the lottery is in the area and as soon as the process fee is received, someone will deliver a check to their home.
Scammers often use Google Earth to identify local landmarks and make the scam more believable.
A total of 14 jobs will also be created by the joint commitment of the entities.
"It is a great honour to be part of this milestone event for the Unicomer Group — as we open our very first Ashley Home Store here in Jamaica," managing director of Unicomer Caribbean and USA, Mario Guerrero told the audience during the grand opening.
“Anyone receiving an unexpected call from area code 876 should be on high alert,” said James Boffetti, New Hampshire senior assistant attorney general.