Lottery Scams

 
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FLIMFLAM GANG WORKS LOTTERY SCAM IN REGION by Joe Hosey

The crew of con men and women have trolled the commercial areas of Crest Hill, Joliet, Dundee, Streamwood, Hillside and other locales, luring the gullible with false promises of riches.

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El Gordo lottery scam hits Limerick by Pamela Duncan

LIMERICK has become the latest in a long line of international cities to be hit by El Gordo Lotéria Primitiva, a lottery scam designed to trick recipients into providing their bank details so hoaxers can access their funds.

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1,400 TECHNOLOGY JOBS IN ST. JAMES THREATENED BY LOTTERY SCAM

The local information communication technology (ICT) industry could be irreparably damaged as a result of a deadly, money-making lottery scam.

Related story: Police claim breakthrough in investigation of lottery scam

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Mega Millons lottery scam

A scam letter bearing the Mega Millions logo is being sent out to individuals in several states via standard mail. This letter notifies supposed winners of their unclaimed "Mega Millions" prize and also contains a counterfeit check.

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`Da Vinci scam' asks Kiwis for bank details by MATTHEW TORBIT
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
Warnings of the scam had also been posted on Italian and Australian Red Cross websites. A Consumer Affairs Ministry spokeswoman said lottery scams were ...

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Lottery scam widespread
NorthJersey.com - Hackensack,NJ,USA
The widely used scheme, known to government officials as the "advance-fee scam" or the "international lottery scam," involves sending a letter to a consumer ...

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Iowa Lottery warns about scams in state
Missouri Valley Times News - Missouri Valley,IA,USA
DES MOINES - Ads warning Iowans about counterfeit check lottery scams were released across the state this week. The Iowa Lottery and Attorney General's ...

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Rs 20000 crore worth money laundering racket busted by IT
Hindustan Times - New Delhi,Delhi,India
The income tax (IT) authorities in Mumbai and Delhi have stumbled upon a huge money-laundering racket recently where heavy sums are sent to Mauritius ...

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Check looks real -- but it's a scam
LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle,IL,USA
Even better, enclosed was a letter that stated McCullough “has emerged as one of the winners of the Deutschland International Lottery Programs” through a ...

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Spanish lottery scam warning
Midlothian Today - Dalkeith,UK
PETER BOYES, the Midlothian councillor, thought he had struck it lucky when he received a letter telling him he had won the lottery. ...

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Lottery check turns out to be scam
Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington,NC,USA
With six children to raise, $1600 was a pleasant surprise for the 42-year-old stay-at-home mom. "I was like, 'Finally, someone's doing something nice for me ...

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Lottery scam in Taft again
Midway Driller - Taft,CA,USA
... win a lottery you didn't enter, and any contest that tells you to send in money of your own before you can receive your winnings is probably a scam.

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El Dorado County Authorities Warn About Possible Lottery Scam
KRNV - Reno,NV,USA
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says it has received reports of possible fraud involving claims of lottery organizations.

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Two elderly women in California fleeced by St. James lottery scam
radiojamaica.com - Jamaica
Meanwhile, the ten persons charged in connection with the lottery scam in Montego Bay were offered bail when they appeared in court on Friday.