How to report lottery scams
How Often Have You Read Words Like This In A Direct Mail Letter?
"YOU HAVE WON US$1,200,343!" (with your name personalized somewhere in the headline). This is usually followed by a request to send money (US$30 or more) either as "payment tax" or a "processing fee" before you receive your "prize money".
How often have you or your friends actually received the "prize money" they claimed you won? Let's face it. Never. How can you possibly win a prize in a lottery you never even entered in the first place? These kinds of offers are deceptive and worthless. So be warned.
These Notices are Cleverly and Convincingly Written, Certainly Deceptive and Utterly Fraudulent.
Lotteryshop.com, in common with other legitimate agents for overseas government lotteries, are deeply concerned by the proliferation of lottery scams like this being offered through direct mail and email around the world.
only do the opportunists who operate these scams deceive thousands of people and steal money from them under false pretenses, but they tarnish the integrity of the entire lottery industry.
Lotteryshop.com has created this section in its corporate website in an effort to inform the public of the worst and most deceptive of these lottery scams. The samples shown below are actual "offers" received by ordinary citizens and even veteran lottery players. These are lottery offers which you (and your friends) should absolutely avoid entering because you'll never receive any cash prize whatsoever.
Too many people have fallen for these false promises, so don't be the next victim. Should you receive a deceptive mailing offer promising you a large cash prize which "you've already won", please send a copy of these materials either to your local police authority or to Lotteryshop.com at the postal and email addresses listed below.Source: www.lotteryshop.com