I wish some Jamaicans in the Diaspora would pressure the government to curtail the importation and widespread availability of Guns in Jamaica to these scammers. I will assure everyone that when scamming is sent to its grave, the ministry of security will have far more grave problems to deal with than a few thousand scammers. The Government should be implementing policies and programmes to encourage young people to get involved in wholesome business practises and veer away from organised money crimes.
So the government of Jamaica has been working overtime to try and stem the Transnational Lottery/ Sweepstakes scam that sees millions of dollars swindled from senior Citizens in the America by Jamaican Con Men. But for all grand purposes and good intentions, they are missing a greater viewpoint entirely. http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2013/03/14/4121035876illegaltrademoney_1.jpgly.
Now not at any point have i condone or endorsed the accumulation of money by way of deceit or fraud but i must do due commentary on the flip side of this pervasive and pernicious international crime.
We have the Jamaican Government WORKING overtime to create a bill that would force the extradition of SCAMMERS to the United States if they were found a guilty of violating this new and improve Fraud Crimes Act.
I wish some Jamaicans in the Diaspora would pressure the government to curtail the importation and widespread availability of Guns in Jamaica to these scammers. I will assure everyone that when scamming is sent to its grave, the ministry of security will have far more grave problems to deal with than a few thousand scammers. The Government should be implementing policies and programmes to encourage young people to get involved in wholesome business practises and veer away from organised money crimes. The lottery Scam has been around for almost a decade, confined only to the city of Montego Bay but grew through out Jamaica after the recession and the downward spiral of the Jamaican economy and Job Market. Young people found the lottery scam to be good source of money for meeting their simple needs and an avenue for materialistic gains. The proliferation of the lottery scam was not born out of wanton greed for money hence extraditing and locking up scammers is only putting a band aid on gangrenous wound that needs amputation. We know that the problem is far more greater than what meets the eyes.
The need to provide for ones family in such a inclement economical state will outweigh ones sense of morality and values. Hunger and impecunity will not only outweigh good christian principles it will completely erode any scruples. Now as always my leaders seek to treat the symptoms of the social diseases that we have in Jamaica without making any effort to concoct a vaccine. That is what we need, a vaccination programme to combat the social maladies that are endemic to our societies.
Turning Jamaica into a Police State will not assist us in reducing financial crimes. The police are already abusive of their power in our democracy, now imagine if a reformed Act gave them more power. We will have a more thriving Funeral Business than the ones we have springing up all over Jamaica.
The reformed Fraud Act would hamper business dealings in Jamaica, stifle investment and put a halt on our already snail pace commerce system. Imagine the suffocating classicist sentiments and undertones that will be born-ed from police officers deciding that any one who owns a flat screen TV in a lower socio-economical class must be a scammer. I will implore this administration to thread carefully, you do not need a classicist war in Jamaica.
I have no problem with the United States seeking to protect its citizens but why are Jamaicans quick to overlook the hypocrisy of this situation. I believe a barter is only fair here, we will try to stem the lottery scam while America makes a concerted effort to repress the exportation of guns into our small island to our young men. Well how can you stand up to a giant when you have nothing to barter with. Jamaica depends on the United States for a vast majority of its imports and some semblance of financial Aid. I guess standing up to America would be like boxing food out of ones mouth.