MaximsNewsNetwork: JAMAICA CYBER CRIME: UN OFFICE, DRUGS & CRIME (UNTV)
MaximsNewsNetwork: 25 July 2010 - Jamaica - The United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime reports that as technologies become ever more sophisticated, so do the modus operandi of criminals, who are increasingly using information and communication technologies to carry out illegal activities; here a US citizen falls victim to a lottery scam perpetrated in Jamaica.
The violence, wealth and sophistication of Jamaican lottery rackets -- and their ability to reach beyond borders to ensnare American citizens -- has long been a concern to the United States Government Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
DHS joined forces with Jamaican authorities to create JOLT -- Jamaican Operations Linked to Telemarketing.Vance Callendar, Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, was instrumental in carrying out the JOLT programme. He was also the primary liaison with Jamaican authorities. In June 2009 JOLT agents in Jamaica launched a raid in the Montego Bay area. Hundreds of cell phones, computer equipment, and digital pho... ... more