At one point in time, we have all dreamt of winning the lottery, however receiving a phone call, e-mail, or letter in the mail stating you have won a prize is almost always too good to be true. With the uncertain economy, more and more people are receiving solicitations stating they have won a prize. Your BBB warns consumers of these scams.
When first receiving a notice you have won something, check to see where it is coming from. Foreign lottery scams are illegal to play in the United States. If you receive a letter in the mail from a different country you can turn it into your local post office as fraudulent. Also look at the address on the envelope, letterhead and check. Different addresses signal a red flag.
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