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N.J. Officials Warn Residents Of Lottery Scam

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New Jersey Lottery officials are warning Garden State residents to beware of a scam involving letters claiming large lottery winnings.

Lottery officials have been alerted to fraudulent letters telling people that they have won $1 million from the Mega Millions Lottery.

The letter instructs the recipient to call a special phone number to claim the $500,000 they are eligible to receive.

Those who call are asked for sensitive financial information.

New Jersey Lottery officials have contacted the Federal Trade Commission and state Consumer Affairs Division.

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6 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by Chewie.
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Posted: August 3, 2005, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

It's great to see a lottery proactively reaching out to the public to prevent unsuspecting souls from being scammed.  Good for the New Jersey Lottery!!!

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    Louisville, KY
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    Posted: August 3, 2005, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

    Maybe Indiana should follow NJ's lead.

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      Posted: August 5, 2005, 4:42 am - IP Logged

      you got that right!


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        Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

        How come $1 million and 500k are mentioned?

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          Posted: August 6, 2005, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

          the thing that makes me angry about this is the fact that elderly people are targeted the most....

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            Sparta, NJ
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            Posted: August 7, 2005, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

            I read, somewhere, that NJ has some of the worst "lottery smart" players in the nation. They plop that dollar down whether the jackpot is minimum or or not. How do I know? I am one of those! I don't care what the odds are, a dollar for a chance at a million dollars is a better investment that $7.00 for a pack of cigarettes. Every Sunday I pick one random and one chosen ticket for the entire week. My rationale: I throw away that amount every week in coffee, candy, or chips. None of them allow me to dream.

            Cheers

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