Internet Lottery Scams
Thousands of people every day are being tricked by Internet lottery scams. The initial contact, which comes to your email address, will tell you that you have won a large amount of money.
They will ask you if you want this money and if so to fill out a form with your name, address, phone number etc., so that they can make contact to get you your money. They then ask you to be certain to use the reference number that comes along with your letter.
This is done to help them keep the scam straight so they know which scam they are pulling on which person. They are not only after money, some of them are after enough personal information that they will try to steal your identity.
After they have received a first contact back from their in- tended victim those running internet lottery scams make their next move. They congratulate you again and tell you that once you have sent them the necessary fees they will send you your winnings.
People who have been through hard times, are unemployed, or just want to have a chance to make life a little easier too often fall for these good luck scams.
They should understand that in real lotteries there are no fees. They send you the winnings and you arrange to pay the taxes.
People are surprised when sometimes they receive a check through these internet lottery scams, but that the check is either forged or stolen so either way you get nothing. They may send a forged check, or money order, so that you show it to everyone and prove to others that they are real. It helps them to reel in other victims. The scary part here is that you could be arrested for cashing a counterfeit check or money order.
How can you win a lottery that you never entered?