THE STAR is advising customers to be on the look out for unscrupulous persons who are contacting various persons and informing them that they have won cash prizes and Blackberry phones in a STAR promotion.
The scam came to the attention of the paper after one would-be victim contacted the newspaper. She told THE STAR that she received a text message yesterday informing her that she had won the THE STAR Blackberry promotion. She said the message came with the name and contact number of an individual who would reportedly be able to provide further details.
The woman said, “When I called the number, they told me that I would have to go to the Fed-Ex office in Spanish Town to collect the cheque and that her number was randomly chosen from the database of one of the cellular phone companies.”
She said she became suspicious after the call as even though she was in a community with a Fed-Ex office very nearby, she was told that she would have to go to Spanish Town. She said she was also told that her prize would be delivered to her and that she would get another call with further instructions.
She said she was also asked whether she had identification and what kind of identification she had.
No such promotion is being carried out by THE STAR and persons are being warned not to let unscru-pulous persons tell them otherwise.