Who is J. Kingston, and Why Is This a Scam?

By: From 13 News, BBB
By: From 13 News, BBB

TOPEKA (BBB) -- The BBB is alerting consumers about the on going phone calls scams to Kansas residents.

Consumers are receiving phone calls with the caller id showing “ J. Kingston”. The caller requests you go to Western Union to wire a sum of money to them because you have won a large sum of money by using your credit card at national retailers. The numbers are coming from Jamaica so be cautious since these are not free 800 numbers if you return a call.

The phone calls can vary as to the type of prize you have won and how you have won it.

The BBB is asking Kansas consumers to be aware of these phone calls and mail scams. The scams have increased all over the country not just in Kansas. The scammers “message” may be different; but they are still trying to trick the consumer into wiring money, which could expose personal financial information and leave you open to identity theft. Usually the money is wired outside the United States—never to be seen again.

Please contact the BBB if you have any questions.

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