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Education Ministry warns public not to be fooled by scammers

September 6, 2021 | Zhane Squire |

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is warning the public not to be taken by an attempt to get them to pay money to an alleged local bank account in order for them to get a laptop or tablet.


The Ministry is aware that students have been contacted via email advising that they are beneficiaries of either a 14-inch laptop or ten-inch tablet for which they are required to pay a $5,000 fee to a local bank account, This is a scam.


The Ministry has no email address using moe.schoolbenificiary.jm@gmail.com, nor is there any programme requiring students to pay a fee to obtain a laptop or tablet from the Ministry through their schools.


The provision of tablets and laptops through the official One Tablet or Laptop Per Child Initiative does not require students to pay any money to receive devices.


The public is being advised to be on the alert and not be fooled by this latest scamming attempt.

Source The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information

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