Lottery Scams Targeting the Spanish-Speaking Community

April 27, 2010

LAPD’s Northeast Area Detectives will host a news conference to provide information
regarding scams targeting the Spanish-speaking community.  
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
1 p.m.
Northeast Area Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

LAPD Captain William Murphy, Commanding Officer,
Northeast Division
LAPD Lieutenant Steven Flores, Northeast Division
Detective John Hovhanessian
Detective Susan Carrasco
Police Officer Guadalupe Juarez

To bring awareness to the community regarding the scam and to ask for the public’s help in identifying and locating a group of suspects who are working in pairs to target spanish-speaking individuals.  Suspects engage the victim in conversation to enlist the victim’s financial help in return for a substantial profit.  Since many of these scams go unreported,we are asking for victims to come forward.  In some cases, victims are scammed out of their entire life savings.

For further information please contact Detective Carrasco at 213-847-4266.