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Mega Millions announces scam alert


Beware of fraudulent lottery sites and scam letters bearing Mega Millions logo

WABC Eyewitness News

- Many individuals around the country, including New York, and New Jersey are receiving a scam letter containing the Mega Millions logo via standard mail.

Organizers of the multi-state game that regularly racks up huge jackpots say the letter is designed to obtain personal financial information from Mega Millions players who believe they have won a prize in the Mega Millions game. The letter also includes a counterfeit check.

Mega Millions wants to alert people that the check is counterfeit, and will bounce upon deposit, and will then be sent back to fraudulent organization stamped with your bank's routing and account information. The sender will then attempt to withdraw funds from the account.

Those contacted by anyone purporting to be from Mega Millions organization is asked to contact Mega Millions. To contact Mega Millions, Click Here.

Original story: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=local&id=4865314