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Florida couple duped by lottery scammers
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a popular lottery scam. An elderly Golden Gate, Florida, couple told deputies they were swindled out of a large amount of cash Thursday by two people who promised to share lottery winnings with them. A 76-year-old man and his 92-year-old wife said they were at the Grand Buffet restaurant on US-41 in East Naples when two men approached them. The men claimed to have won $500,000 in the lottery. The men said they couldn't cash ...
Aug 16, 2015, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum

New York man accused of running lottery con game
A Rochester, New York, man has been accused of running a lottery con game in which three senior citizens were persuaded to send him a total of $138,000 in order to claim their mega-bucks winnings. The winnings were fictitious but the crime was real, federal prosecutors say: Roydel Nicholson was charged Friday with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the scheme, which he allegedly ran from his apartment on Van Auker Street. A criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. Di ...
Apr 25, 2015, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum

Nine sentenced to federal prison in lottery scam
Nine people were sentenced Thursday to serve federal prison time and pay restitution for a bogus lottery scam that targeted elderly victims across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina Bill Nettles. In the scam, the victims would be notified that they had won a lottery or sweepstakes, but needed to pay fees or taxes in advance to receive their winnings, according to federal officials. There were 18 people indicted in the case and three others were sentenced previou ...
Apr 5, 2015, 3:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Scamming store owner loses lottery license
RD's Deli and Market in Melrose, Massachusetts, will no longer be selling lottery tickets now that its owner has been accused of trying to scam a mentally disabled woman out of her winnings. The woman bought a winning ticket worth $10,000 at the convenience store, but when she went to redeem it, the store's owner allegedly told her that the prize was only $1,000, and gave her $950 in cash. Separate from the attempt to scam the woman, handing out that much cash is, in itself, a violation, a ...
Dec 20, 2014, 10:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam
A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty. Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people who were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Dakota, where the investigation is centered. He is charged with three counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering. A plea agreement filed last month calls for O'Hara to plead guilty to conspiracy, which carr ...
Oct 8, 2014, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam
Includes video report Dannie Perry was a generous man who found himself caught up in a lottery scam. After relentless harassment from the criminals, he finally got them to stop contacting him. Postal inspectors have a reminder to avoid this happening to you or your loved ones. It was a great American dream to win some money where you could retire and you could take care of your grand kids and your family and just do what you wanted to do, says Dannie Perry, a fraud victim. Perry ...
Jul 15, 2014, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido
San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city. The couple operating in San Diego claim to be from Costa Rica. They have taken about $52,000 from at least four victims in recent months, police said. Both were described a light-skinned Hispanics; the man, is his 30s or 40s, is thin, and the woman, ...
Jul 11, 2014, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Woman Scammed by 'Friend' in 'Facebook Lottery'
Includes video report A woman in Texas says she was the victim of a well-worn scam, but what was unique in her case was that the fraudulent pitch came to her through a Facebook friend and was allegedly endorsed by President Obama. Kris White admits that she shouldn't have been fooled last week by the Facebook message saying she had won $250,000 in a Facebook Powerball lottery, ABC News affiliate KTRK reported. She said she was shown documents that wrote United States with lowercase letters ...
May 23, 2014, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum

New twist to lottery scam
Includes video report Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years. The typical scam involves a call or email saying you've won a lot of money, but you have to pay taxes and fees up front before you can claim the money. In the new version, there is a second caller who claims to be with the FBI or some other law enforcement agency. The alleged law enforcement officer claims the victim really did win a lot of money, and says the fi ...
Apr 21, 2014, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

Postal agents intercept, destroy fake lottery checks
Includes video report Instead of sending foreign lottery letters and checks directly to you from Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica or Mexico, more and more, scammers are sending big batches of letters in a box, to middlemen in the United States. Each letter is stuffed in a pre-addressed envelope and many envelopes are stamped with American postage. The return addresses are typically just a private mailing center in an American city. The person who picks up the box may hand it off to yet another ...
Mar 4, 2014, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum

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