CCRP IN SOLIDARITY WITH US COUNTERPART AARP IN CAUTIONING SENIORS ABOUT LOTTO SCAM
Kingston, Jamaica, March 11, 2013: The CCRP (Caribbean Community of Retired Persons) notes with concern that its US counterpart AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) has joined forces with its local authority to warn seniors of the Lotto scam originating from the 876 area code.
According to Jean Lowrie-Chin, CCRP Founder and CEO, the Caribbean Association is quite alarmed that despite the efforts of the security forces to break this scheme, thousands of senior citizens in the US are still being swindled out of their hard earned savings.
"The CCRP joins in solidarity with our US counterpart and condemns this devious practice which is causing great distress to one of society's most vulnerable groups," Mrs. Lowrie-Chin said, adding: "These culprits are in the minority and certainly do not reflect the morality of our Jamaican people."
CCRP Chair Professor Denise Eldemire said, "We commend the Jamaican Parliament for taking steps to address this issue with the introduction of the Lottery Scam Bill. We urge, however, that this legislation be dealt with expeditiously so that these scammers can be brought to justice quickly."
The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons was launched in April 2010, with the mission of "working to ensure that the vast talent, experience and wisdom of our seniors will be respected, and that they enjoy the quality of life which they so richly deserve."
Contact: Dorett Linton, CCRP Jamaica
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