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Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido

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Posted: July 13, 2014, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

My "Guess" is  that these Spanish speaking con artists are speaking to other illegal immigrants who sympathize with their plight and are gullible enough to let these folks rob them. San Diego just added themselves to the growing list of sucker cities.

"con artists are speaking to other illegal immigrants"

The con is convincing people they can't cash the ticket because they are illegal. Conning other illegal immigrants would be a world class con indeed.

The pair tell strangers they won a lottery but cannot collect the winnings because they are illegally in the United States, then persuades the victim to help pay "fees" to get part of prize. 

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    Posted: July 13, 2014, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

    Mega Millions and Powerball are Multi-State games.

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      Posted: July 13, 2014, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

      "con artists are speaking to other illegal immigrants"

      The con is convincing people they can't cash the ticket because they are illegal. Conning other illegal immigrants would be a world class con indeed.

      The pair tell strangers they won a lottery but cannot collect the winnings because they are illegally in the United States, then persuades the victim to help pay "fees" to get part of prize. 

      Exactly Stack47- l can see ever so slightly this outfit conning  Caucasian Spanish Speaking folk, but never, and l mean never African American Spanish Speaking folk.

      l can just see the following conversation taking place...

      " You won the lottery and you asking me for an advance Mother *%^$##@..?

      You think l did not see you crossing the street to pull your S..@##$%  here?

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        Posted: July 13, 2014, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

        Never ending supply of rotten people.

        This is for all the rotten apples

        Thinking that life has made them pie

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        You never know until you try.

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        While this is a tough way for San Diego to stay classy, as has been said, it happens everywhere.

        That's why I grew up being afraid of Nigerians with fax machines.

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          Next time call INS stupid, greed is destroying this country.  All these people should be striped of

          there citizenship and deported along with the crooks.   Greedy worthless people are selling this

          country out everyday, one peanut at a time.

          RL

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          they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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            Next time call INS stupid, greed is destroying this country.  All these people should be striped of

            there citizenship and deported along with the crooks.   Greedy worthless people are selling this

            country out everyday, one peanut at a time.

            RL

            I wouldn't go that far, but the crooks have no scam without greed. I just read where New Mexico is offering a free pick-3 ticket when purchasing $5 worth of their 5/37 Roadrunner Cash tickets. Are the pick-3 tickets really free if they have to spend $5 to get one?

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              Posted: August 2, 2014, 6:09 am - IP Logged

              Stack47, do you mean to indicate that you had a long-time savings or checking account with a bank or credit union, and their teller and management informed you that you couldn't simply deposit your lottery headquarters check for free ... and then, immediately, be able to withdraw a much smaller amount (10% or so) without waiting the usual full 7-10 calendar days for the check to clear and ability to withdraw the remainder amount?

              What?

              Yea I would think the fee only applies to someone who wants to CASH only the ticket.  They CAN"T charge if you just deposit it.  Which is why a credit union is always a great place to have an account as they almost never charge for an account.