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Raleigh, NC 27602

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******Alert #308******

Congratulations to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and the their colleagues in Operation JOLT, the international law enforcement task force addressing sweepstakes scams that are based out of Jamaica. They recently recovered and returned $45,000 that was lost by a Raleigh victim in her nineties. According to the news story below, she conveyed over $200,000 to the criminals last year, thinking the payments were necessary in order to receive her large sweepstakes prize. Recovering any money that has been wired to overseas scammers like these is a very rare occurrence.


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Date: March 12, 2013

David N. Kirkman
Task Force Alerts Chair
Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General Roy Cooper
114 West Edenton Street
9001 Mail Processing Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Tel. 919-716-6000


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