Sweepstakes and Lottery Winner Scam

A long time scam not just on the phone lines, but by direct mail, e-mail and more, make individuals believe that they have one a sweepstakes or lottery. The targeted individuals are encouraged to make a small payment (covering administrative fees, shipping, etc) to collect their “Grand Prize,” which may vary from things such as a free vacation to Hawaii, or a new car. For the unfortunate that make this payment, they find they never actually receive, or are able to collect their prize, and can no longer reach the individual that collected the small payment.

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