Jamaica Customs warns public of people posing as Customs officials
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is warning the public to beware of people claiming to be Customs officials, with a view to sell or auction motor vehicles.
In a release on Wednesday, the agency said that at no time, will Customs officials call or email any individual to engage them in the auctioning or sale of motor vehicles, or other merchandise owned by the government.
“This reminder comes in light of reports to the agency, that the names, a voice sounding like the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts Walker, and a photograph of the Deputy CEO, Marlon Lowe, are being used by imposters in an alleged motor vehicle scam,” the JCA said.
“The agency is therefore imploring individuals who may be victims of this scam to report it immediately to the police. Under no circumstances should members of the public engage these individuals or make any payments to them,” Customs warned.
The JCA informed that vehicles included in the Customs Motor Vehicle Auction can only be purchased on the dates the auctions are held and in the prescribed manner as outlined in the Customs Act.
Information on public auctions can be viewed at www.jacustoms.gov.jm.