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Police boost efforts in lotto scam probe

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 5:09 AM

The police have intensified their probe into the worrying lottery scam.

Yesterday detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID)wrapped up two days of an operation with the arrest of four more people linked to the scam.

On Thursday, two other people – a man and a woman - were arrested after the man went to a financial institution to retrieve money from a United States (US) currency account.

It is reported that detectives from OCID initiated contact with a victim in the US, who has been fleeced of more than US$120,000.

The investigations led them to the man now in custody who had close to US$60,000 in his account.

In the second instance, two women and two men were arrested yesterday afternoon.

The police say they carried out a raid on two premises where a number of computers with information on the lottery scam, lead lists, magic jacks and several television sets were seized.

A lead list is a document which contains the names of victims, their addresses and other personal information.