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Lottery scam

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A lottery scam is a type of advance-fee fraud which begins with an unexpected email notification, phone call, or mailing explaining that "You have won!" a large ...

Prize Scams | Consumer Information - Federal Trade Commission

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It's illegal to ask you to pay or buy something to enter or increase your odds of winning. ... Telemarketers are legally required to tell you the odds of winning, the nature ... And they're not legally permitted to include fake checks that don't clearly .... Tagged with: foreign lottery, fraud, mail, phone, prize, scam, swee...

How To Spot a Lottery Scam - Lottery-Guy.com

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If the email was from your lottery syndicate manager, or the lottery company itself ... Spammers and scammers often fake the senders address but they need you to ... Don't ring it, but try doing a reverse phone number search (search Google for ...

Unexpected prize & lottery scams | Scamwatch

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Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. ... The contact may come by mail, telephone, email, text message or social .... Beware of fake lottery and competition 'wins' on social networking platforms.

Avoid and report Google scams - Google Help

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You receive an email claiming that you've won a Google Lottery and are ... Report the email as spam or phishing to your email provider. ... Google will not send you a text message that asks you to respond by text or phone call to verify your identity if your account has been compromised. ... Google Maps/SEO fake invoices.

Tips to Avoiding Lottery Scams Targeting Seniors - AARP

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Oct 15, 2013 ... lottery sweepstakes contest lottery scams fraud internet email gorilla suit fake check ... Speak Out: Tell us about scams and fraud you've come across ... specific pitches that victims fall for, for use in future fake winning notifications. 7. ... Legit contests only ask for your name, address, email or phone number...

Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams - ConsumerAffairs.com

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Call us toll free at 1-877-271-XXXX to find out how to claim your $450,000 prize. ... prize promoters who used telemarketers and the U.S. mail to tell consumers they had .... If you play a foreign lottery through the mail or over the telephone youre .... The fake lottery scam is making the rounds again, trying to lure consumers at ...

Lottery scams | Action Fraud

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Lottery fraud happens after fraudsters contact you to tell you you've won a large ... You're told via email or letter that you have won a large amount of money on an ... So that you can process the payment of your winnings, it asks you to contact ...

How Do Scams Work (Fake lottery winning notifications, Advance ...

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How Do the Scams (Fake lottery winning notifications, Advance Fee Frauds, Etc) ... The scammers get your name and email address, physical address or phone ...

UK Lottery E-mail Scams Warning

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There has been an ever-growing number of UK lottery e-mail scams that have been ... Note: I don't want copies of your scam e-mails sent to me - there's nothing ... a scanned copy of the (fake) "winning" cheque or a bogus "winners certificate". ... Who are they to say who you can and can't tell that you'...

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Mega Millions - Beware of fake lottery scams

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Jun 13, 2014 ... In most cases, the criminals e-mail or call to tell intended victims they ... on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you ...

Lottery Scams - How to Recognize Them and what To Do If You ...

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Jul 29, 2014 ... Your odds to WIN are 1-6. ... A lottery notifies you (email, mail or phone) that you won*, or; You go to a lottery website, or by ... Since scammers simply invent new names for their fake email scam (the email is the scam, not any ...

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Jan 25, 2012 ... So, how can a user identify a fraudulent message? ... Fake lottery win notifications may come in a variety of shapes and sizes. ... Expressions such as “ your email address was selected” or “your ... The fraudsters obviously expect some recipients to suspect a scam and attempt to convince them otherwise.