Prize Lottery Scams [Video]

Lottery Scams

Unexpected prize & lottery scams   Image:  Online Threat Alerts Beware of “Facebook Group Email Addresses” Lottery Scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How this scam works You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize in a competition, lottery or sweepstake that you don’t remember entering.  The contact may come by mail, telephone, email, text message or…

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Dating Romance Scams [Video]

Dating Scams

‘Don’t Be a Victim’ Series: Romance Scams Led to $143 Million in Stolen Money Simona Blanda was looking online for Mr. Right, but instead, she wound up with both a broken heart and a broken bank account. Blanda was a victim of a so-called romance scam, which last year duped victims out of $143 million nationwide, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In Blanda’s case, she ended up $25,000 in debt. Blanda thought she found her perfect match on a dating website that connects people to members of the Military.…

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