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Man loses $41,000 in sweepstakes scam
A 28-year-old Franklin, New Jersey man got a letter in the mail indicating he had won more than $600,000 in Spain's El Gordo Sweepstakes Lottery program. But over a two-week period, that Franklin man wound up withdrawing money from his bank account, taking cash advances on his credit card, borrowing from family and losing about $41,000 to the lottery scam.And police say it's unlikely the money will ever be recovered.Now the warehouse worker, who asked that his name not be used, is taking out a ...
Mar 5, 2004, 4:25 am - Lottery News forum

Woman loses $2,800 in lottery scam
A pair of con artists took advantage of a 64-year-old California woman Friday afternoon, stealing $2,800 of her savings on the promise of splitting a $125,000 winning lottery ticket with her, her granddaughter says.Such lottery scams are not uncommon in Gilroy; a few people fall victim every year, according to police. Elderly people are usually the targets, especially elderly Hispanics who might be more inclined to feel sorry for someone who claims they cant cash a winning lottery ticket because ...
Mar 5, 2004, 4:14 am - Lottery News forum

Scam sites offer bogus Hong Kong lottery tips
Websites in mainland China and Taiwan are offering to sell inside information on winning Hong Kong lottery numbers -- then vanishing before authorities can catch those behind them.The sites -- which require payments for the bogus tips -- turn up then disappear almost as soon as they're spotted, Hong Kong Jockey Club spokesman Wilson Cheng said Monday.The club is a nonprofit charity that runs Hong Kong's lottery, horse races and football betting.Hong Kong lottery officials claim there's no way ...
Feb 24, 2004, 5:53 am - Lottery News forum

Counterfeit lottery tickets in Tennessee
The Tennessee Attorney Generals Office is working with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) to determine how to deal with illegal tickets being circulated throughout Tennessee.TELC CEO Rebecca Paul said she first heard about the problem from victims of the scam who wanted the TELC to refund their money.They look like a lottery ticket, they scratch like a lottery ticket, but they are a phone card, Paul said, adding some victims reported that when they asked a retailer for lottery ti ...
Feb 3, 2004, 5:35 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scam costs Fresno man $2,300
A new twist to a scam involving the Canadian lottery has cost a 77-year-old Fresno man $2,300, Fresno police reported Wednesday.David Case, a detective assigned to the department's elder abuse unit, said the victim received a letter from the International Lottery Sweepstakes of Canada, accompanied with a check for $2,450, notifying him that he had won $100,000 in the Canadian lottery.To collect his winnings, however, the victim was instructed to deposit the check and then send $2,300 (to cover C ...
Dec 26, 2003, 3:44 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Scam Reaches N.D. Sen. Conrad
The letter looked official, but Sen. Kent Conrad thought the offer was fishy: wire $700 to Germany, then $715,810 in Spanish lottery winnings was his.The North Dakota Democrat even had an agent willing to talk him through -- or into -- the deal. I'm going to go right home and tell my wife, Conrad told the man who claimed to be an international lottery official. This is going to make a very merry Christmas in the Conrad household. Conrad was one of the latest targets of a mail scam that has r ...
Dec 18, 2003, 3:55 am - Lottery News forum

Elderly woman loses $20,000 in lottery swindle
Police have issued a fraud alert after an 87-year-old Oakville woman was cheated out of more than $20,000.Halton police say the woman, who lives alone, had taken out bank drafts and couriered money to a Quebec address believing she had won $5 million in a lottery.Had police not become involved, they say the woman would have sent at least $50,000. It's an extremely sad situation because it appears this woman has sent money to this address at least four times, Halton Sergeant Val Hay said. Even ...
Dec 12, 2003, 5:32 am - Lottery News forum

Win the El Gordo jackpot with no ticket?" Fat chance
Over the past 10 years there have been countless scams dealing with winning tickets for foreign lotteries. Most of the early scams involved someone telling you that you were the winner of a Canadian or Australian lottery jackpot, and that to get the money all you had to do was send in a modest transfer fee, or pay the taxes due on the win.Most people knew that they had never bought a ticket for these games and could not possibly have won anything.But others still sent the money. I guess greed ca ...
Dec 1, 2003, 5:39 am - Lottery News forum

$24,000 stolen in lottery scheme
Authorities are looking for a man and woman who duped a Lake Worth-area, Florida businessman into withdrawing $24,000 from his bank in a scheme involving a winning lottery ticket.Sheriff's detectives said the woman approached Claro Hernandez on Sept. 15, claiming she was an illegal immigrant. She asked if he knew of an office in West Palm Beach that offered immigration services. Hernandez, 62, a restaurateur, said he did not. But as the two spoke, a man walked up and joined the conversation, Det ...
Nov 26, 2003, 4:19 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee man lottery scam victim
Not many people would send almost $2,000 to a person who called them on the phone out of the blue one day and said they were a winner in a lottery that they had never even entered, but one Tullahoma man says he did.Afterward, when it appeared he'd been the victim of a scam, he filed a complaint with police.The 63-year-old man told Public Services Officer Sherry Beck that a woman who identified herself as being with the U.S. Treasury Customs Department called his home Tuesday and said he had won ...
Nov 24, 2003, 4:49 am - Lottery News forum