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Elderly man loses $8,000 to con men
San Jose police Thursday released composite sketches of two men sought in a recent lottery scam in which an elderly man lost $8,000 cash while trying to help a man he believed held a winning ticket.A pair of men approached the 81-year-old victim Wednesday while he was walking out of a Kmart at McKee Road and Jackson Avenue and separately asked him for directions. One man wanted to know where an attorney's office was located. He then explained that he held a winning lottery ticket but feared rede ...
Nov 7, 2003, 4:40 am - Lottery News forum

Sydney man arrested over Nigerian scam
Police in Sydney said Thursday they arrested an Australian man suspected of being part of a global, multimillion-dollar scam that dupes victims into believing they can claim some of the foreign assets of the Nigerian president.Hundreds of people in Australia and in countries including Malaysia, Japan, Norway, Greece, Indonesia and England have fallen prey to the scam, police said.The scammers send letters and e-mails asking people to help the Nigerian president recover funds that have long been ...
Oct 30, 2003, 5:26 am - Lottery News forum

If you mail in a 'fee' to claim a 'sweepstakes' prize, you've lost
Listen to me:You have not won a sweepstakes that you can claim by mailing in a processing fee. Anybody who asks you to send in a processing fee to win a prize is lying to you.They have your name on a sucker list. They sell your name and address to one another. They want to take your money. They do not care whether you are elderly, or poor, or naive, or can't buy your pills.Let me tell you about Ruth.Ruth is 85. She is the mother of a woman I know in St. Petersburg. I am not using her last nam ...
Oct 27, 2003, 5:03 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammer jailed
The bagman in an Edmonton bogus lottery scam that bilked $368,000 from vulnerable U.S. seniors was handed a 26-month prison term yesterday.Stephen Sutherland, 43, swore under his breath as a court constable led him away after his plea for a conditional sentence to be served in the community was rejected.Provincial court Judge Allan Lefever ruled it was necessary to put Sutherland behind bars, saying predation on the elderly requires denunciation.Sutherland pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud o ...
Oct 16, 2003, 3:31 am - Lottery News forum

Spain Breaks Up Sweepstakes Fraud Ring
Madrid police broke up a fraud ring that cheated hundreds of Americans and Canadians out of $35 million through scams such as a lottery simulating a Spanish Christmas sweepstakes, officials said Tuesday.A total of 103 people - mostly Nigerians - were arrested during raids in and around Madrid, police said.The ring allegedly swindled 500 people, mostly residents of the United States and Canada, this year through different methods, police spokesman Jose Maria Seara told national radio.Fifty people ...
Oct 15, 2003, 3:32 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scam takes in pair
Two people duped elderly shoppers with an offer that seemed too good to be true. Turns out it was.Gloria and Hector Ortiz were shopping at a Publix in Weston when a woman approached them with what seemed like a way to make some fast money.She told the two 82-year-olds she was in the country illegally from Costa Rica, and asked them to cash a winning lottery ticket worth $130,000.Then, she asked the couple for a deposit of $15,000 that she would give back -- along with a share of the winnings -- ...
Sep 19, 2003, 3:24 am - Lottery News forum