Beware of imposters posing as Customs officials!
THE Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) Wednesday warned the public to beware of individuals claiming to be Customs officials, with a view to sell or auction motor vehicles.
The agency made it clear that at no time will Customs officials call or e-mail any individual to engage them in the auctioning or sale of motor vehicles, or other merchandise owned by the Government.
The warning from the JCA comes in light of reports to the agency that the names, a voice sounding like the 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 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,” a Jamaica Customs statement said Wednesday.
Vehicles included in the Customs motor vehicle auction, said the JCA, can only be purchased on the dates auctions are held, and in the prescribed manner, as outlined in the Customs Act.
It said information on public auctions can be viewed at www.jacustoms.gov.jm.