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COJ Urges Customers to Report Scam Calls

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 4:16 PM

THE COMPANIES Office of Jamaica (COJ) is warning members of the public about scam calls being made by persons purporting to be associated with the agency.

The COJ is advising its clients that any suspicious calls on behalf of the agency should be reported to the police.

In a release yesterday, the COJ said there have been reports made by persons who have received calls from someone purporting to be an officer acting on the COJ's behalf. The officer offers advertising services as part of a promotion with the agency.

According to Shellie Leon, deputy chief executive officer, "We are aware of the issue and we have taken steps to investigate and report the matter to the police and to make the public aware that there are no promotional activities requiring persons to pay the agency or any third party. Therefore, we are asking the public to report any suspicious communication to us or the police."


"All payments to the agency must be made to the Companies Office of Jamaica's office or at the bank following verification of the agency's account number," she said.

The agency is encouraging persons receiving these communications to report it to the police or to call its office at 908-4419-25.

The COJ is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce tasked with the registration of all companies and businesses operating in Jamaica.