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LOTTERY, SWEEPSTAKES, and REWARDS PROGRAM SCAMS
All about lottery scams, winning notifications and checks,
what to watch for, what to do,
how to protect yourself and your family from lottery scammers,
how to file a scam report, and much more...
Here you will find:
How to identify a lottery scam letter - Here you will learn how to identify lottery scam letters better than anyone in your neighborhood.
How to really verify a check or money order: Did you receive a winning check? Keep yourself out of debt and out of JAIL. Learn how to really verify checks and money orders.
The answers to your most frequent lottery scam questions - These pages answer questions such as "I wired money by Western Union or MoneyGram; can I get it back?" and "I've played the lottery online; how do I know this letter isn't from them?" and "The lottery scammers are threatening to report me to the FBI and Secret Service; can they do that?" and lots, lots more.
It is illegal for US Citizens to enter foreign lotteries: Federal Statute - read the actual statute against offshore gambling and foreign lotteries.
Look in the Lottery Scam Email database for emails that are like the one you got - Here you can search keywords and key phrases in the letter you received to find others like it in our free online Lottery Scam Email Database. Don't want to search the database? No problem! Look at random samples!
Lottery names used in lottery scam letters - See if the name in your letter has made it to our extensive list. WARNING! Scammers make up lottery names all the time, so it's impossible to have a complete list. It's what the letters SAYS that makes it a scam.
Green Card Lottery Scam: Truth and Lies in simple words - Have you been told you've won the US Government's Diversity Lottery or been given a guarantee that you will? Have you been approached by someone saying they are an attorney who will help you file your Diversity Lottery application? WATCH OUT! You'd better read about the scams.
International Lotteries vs. Lottery Scams - There are very few international lotteries.
Luck of the draw: Numbers games and drawings - The difference between lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Rewards Programs
Free lotteries - Some are legitimate, some are not.
Threat emails - What to do when you receive a threat from a scammer.
File a Scam Email Report - Help law enforcement by filing a scam email report.
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