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NJ Lottery warns of telephone scam artists

Scam AlertScam Alert: NJ Lottery warns of telephone scam artists

The New Jersey Lottery and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are warning everyone to be wary of any caller who claims he or she represents the Lottery.  New Jerseyans are getting calls saying they will receive a big jackpot if they only pay small "processing fees," said Carole Hedinger, Acting Lottery Director.

"The Lottery never requires winners to pay a fee to collect what they are owed, and prizes can never be claimed over the telephone," Hedinger said. "Recipients of these fraudulent calls by scam artists should immediately report the incidents to the Lottery, the Division of Consumer Affairs, or the police."

"As part of their scams, thieves ask for bank account and credit card numbers and other personal information. The Lottery never asks for personal financial information over the phone," said Thomas R. Calcagni, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

"Unfortunately, these lottery scam artists take advantage of unsuspecting people," Calcagni said. "If New Jersey residents believe they may have been victims of a hoax, they are urged to contact the Lottery's Security Office at (609) 599-6100 or the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at (800) 242-5846."

The New Jersey Lottery and the Division of Consumer Affairs provide these tips to help players, retailers and the general public protect themselves against scams:

  • NEVER provide your credit card number or funds in the form of cash, money order or check to anyone promising lottery winnings.
  • If approached by someone promising you lottery winnings or offering a winning lottery ticket for cash, immediately call the New Jersey Lottery Security Office or New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
  • Only buy lottery tickets from one of the 6,100 authorized New Jersey Lottery retailers. To find the closest agent location, call (609) 599-5800.
  • Monitor the Lottery's website and retailer locations for the most current New Jersey Lottery promotions, winning numbers and instant tickets.
  • Never redeem a Lottery ticket for someone other than yourself.

Burlington County Times

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Posted: October 25, 2010, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

Why don't folks screen their calls?

In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: October 25, 2010, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

    I would never fall for any of those phone call or email scams.

     

    I did get an email from the King of Nigeria the other day though. I know a King wouldn't lie to me.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

     

     

      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: October 27, 2010, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

      I like to mess with telemarketers , I tell them no Im not the wife , she's at work ---I'm the girlfriend...hahahahah they have nothing to say after that.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        Posted: November 4, 2010, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

        Pumpi76 is a total idiot. He's one of these who is  "COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA" about others. But if he were to win a lottery, it would be gone within 6 months. The Canadian couple did what they wanted to do with THEIR money. So everyone needs to butt out!!!

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: November 4, 2010, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

          Pumpi76 is a total idiot. He's one of these who is  "COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA" about others. But if he were to win a lottery, it would be gone within 6 months. The Canadian couple did what they wanted to do with THEIR money. So everyone needs to butt out!!!

          Wow, I wonder what that was all about?


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: November 4, 2010, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

            Wow, I wonder what that was all about?

               Same here......

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              Posted: November 4, 2010, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

              Pumpi76 is a total idiot. He's one of these who is  "COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA" about others. But if he were to win a lottery, it would be gone within 6 months. The Canadian couple did what they wanted to do with THEIR money. So everyone needs to butt out!!!

              pumpi is a GENIUS!!!!...

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: November 5, 2010, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                pumpi is a GENIUS!!!!...

                I agree tiggs.

                But you're no slouch yourself.

                And neither is Psykomo come to think of it.

                I'd put you right up there behind them.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: November 5, 2010, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                  Pumpi76 is a total idiot. He's one of these who is  "COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA" about others. But if he were to win a lottery, it would be gone within 6 months. The Canadian couple did what they wanted to do with THEIR money. So everyone needs to butt out!!!

                  wow...

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"