The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, is encouraging consumers to be vigilant when making purchases from Instagram stores to avoid being scammed.
Corporal Kayla Keane of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit said the Cybercrimes Unit has made several arrests of persons involved in Instagram store scams such as selling dogs and hair buy amoxicillin online extensions.
She noted also that persons are paying upwards of $100,000 for hair extensions that they are yet to receive.
“Once you pay your money, they block your page so that would be it for you. Luckily, that person was arrested and charged and sentenced for that crime,” she said.
Corporal Keane is urging persons to make purchases from reputable sources.