Some students are living their dream through lottery scamming so they don't see the need for education or even having a career mindset towards life.
The featured video in this article speaks for itself on how the lottery scamming is done. With pressure from law enforcement and the fear of extradition making lottery scamming less lucrative and appealing, lottery scammers in western Jamaica are said to be merging into existing criminal gangs to create new avenues to continue their criminal lifestyle.
Sergeant Kevin Watson, who heads the police's Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, said that the scammers are branching out into other criminal enterprise through their association with gangs that have been a fixture in the region in recent years.
"There are more than 30 gangs in St James who are probably benefiting from the lottery scams. In fact, we believe most of the gangs came up through the proceeds of the lottery scam," said Watson. "The top-tier scammers, who have mastered the game, they are at the helm of the gangs. They bring in the money to support the gangs."