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November 8, 2012
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Company warns customers ... Beware of new scam

Andre Williams, STAR Writer

Persons who practice the illicit lottery scam have unearthed another method of fraud aimed at collecting money from unsuspecting persons.

The news team understands that a company based in The United States of America is reportedly claiming to represent corporate entity of The Jamaica Yellow Pages, and have been demanding payments through Western Union from their existing customers.

In a release obtained by THE STAR, The Jamaica Yellow Pages said it is notifying the public that they continue to receive information regarding phone calls from this company.

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The release further stated, "Please note that ... does not represent The Jamaica Yellow Pages and all such claims are fraudulent scams designed to dupe our customers and the public. Customers and members of the public are advised that upon receiving such phone calls from anyone claiming to be associated with The Jamaica Yellow Pages, not to make any payments on their existing account through Western Union and to contact our Head Office in Kingston to make a report."

When contacted by THE STAR yesterday , Head of the Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, Superintendent Leon Clunis, told our news team that he was not aware of the seemingly new route undertaken by the scammers in this regard.

He said, "This one is new to me. Nobody has said anything or reported anything."

Meanwhile, The Jamaica Yellow Pages has also expressed that if you have been a victim of these phone calls, please contact one of their Jamaica Yellow Pages customer service representatives to report the matter.

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