The role of the Lottery Scam Unit is to conduct investigation against persons who are suspected of being involved in lottery scamming activities. The unit works in collaboration with local and international partners with a view of disrupting, prosecuting and removing the profit obtained through lottery scamming.
The unit is responsible for prosecuting individuals who directly or indirectly have in their position any unauthorised information, whether electronically or otherwise which constitute a breach of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act 2013, Cyber Crimes Act and Proceeds of Crime Act.
The Economic Crime Unit concentrate on crimes, irregularities and misuse of resources to include state funds that adversely affects the productivity and growth of the economy. These include but not limited to Money Laundering and Cyber Crime. Usually, these activities are carried out by fraudulent means and the offender’s principal motive is economic gain or self-enrichment.
It is against this background that the Economic Crime Unit of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is tasked with the following responsibilities;
Professional and effective interaction with victims of Economic Crimes, upgrades in the usage of new technologies and subsequent training, research of new and emerging trends of Economic Crimes, engage other law enforcement agencies, sensitization of the public, partner with public and private entities and encourage reporting and disclosure.
In the course of these investigations, the unit is guided by the following pieces of legislation;
- Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions)(Special Provisions) Act 2013
- Forgery Act
- Cyber crimes Act