Head of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, ACP Devon Watkis, is this afternoon warning Jamaicans to be careful when collecting money from overseas on behalf of others.

The warning comes, after the Police charged five persons in St Catherine under the Fraudulent Transactions and Proceeds of Crime Acts.

The accused were asked to collect money on behalf of a lottery-scammer.

They are scheduled to appear before the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, July 31.

ACP Watkis is urging Jamaicans to make a careful assessment before collecting money on someone’s behalf.

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ACP Watkis says persons who collect the ill gotten gains of lotto scammers, will pay a heavy price.

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