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Lottery/Car Winning Call

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How the scam works:

(with video below) Similar to the Free Delivery Gift Scam, victims receive a call from someone saying they've won the big prize in a lottery - to the tune of about $800,000 (could be a famous bank draw such as Bank of America, Dream Lottery, Publishing Clearhouse, etc or a charity lottery). The caller will often try to get you excited and sell you on emotional statements like, "your kids are taken care of now" or "your retirement is well-deserved."

If you don't remember entering, they'll tell you someone else might have put your name in the draw, or that you might have even qualified by shopping at WAL-MART or through Medicaid services. In order to receive the money, you'll have to pay the state/provincial tax, something like 5% of the winnings.

Watch the video below to see how the Lottery Car Winning scam works or read on.


Lottery Call Scam in the News Video

Happy to get almost a million dollars, tons of victims send in the tiny 5% to a PO Box, after receiving a "confirmation" e-mail with the details on how the money should be transferred. Victims are also recommended to send the money via reloadable Green Dot, Vanilla Reload, Ukash, or MoneyPak cards.

This scam often targets the elderly and it's reported hundreds of thousands of dollars are lost every year to this one.

In a different variation of the scam, the 'prize' is a car for which victims have to only pay certain small 'fees' on a Green Dot credit card. These phone calls have been reported to come from Jamaica, from a 876 area code.

The latest similar scam comes as a text message by SMSCaster.com (see pic below) and says: "Your mobile number has won 1000000 EURO and a BMW 5 Series, For claims email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The scammers use the number (353)873901103.

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How to avoid:

You can’t win if you didn't play, so just hang up the phone if you don't remember entering. Beware of these phone calls, especially if the caller has a thick accent. A couple of the phone numbers you should look out for are (876)528.218 and (876)441.0922, both with Jamaican area codes. Just hang up. To avoid falling for MoneyPak scams, you should remember that if you're told you have to pay a fee to collect a cash prize or sweepstakes winnings, you haven't won anything. Never give your MoneyPak number to someone you don't know. Treat your MoneyPak card like cash, as transactions cannot be reversed.

When it comes to text messages, check the content for grammar mistakes. If you take a good look at the picture above you'll see many. Always do your research and trust only legitimate sources. If you are really looking to earn money or rewards online or from social media, there is a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:


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There are 141 comments

  • On Wednesday, October 07, 2015, mohammad safeer wrote:

    I Mr.Mohammad safeer received a text msg that he won 5,47,500 pounds from UK global telecom lottery with reference number. My dad contact number is now 00923335393732. Pls contact.

  • On Sunday, October 04, 2015, Marvin Bernard Ampofo wrote:

    On the 4th of October, I had a text msg which says I won £840,000 in a UK PMC promo which I know nothing about. In the msg, it was also stated that I should Contact Mr Ben Adam on 0208494001. I didn't even bother to call him bcos I didn't want to waste ma airtime on stupid scammers. But I'll surely let him pay for my airtime for wasting my time in reading their bullshit text msg.

  • On Monday, September 28, 2015, Ashly wrote:

    I just received this text message and called the number. No answer. So then this number (876) 599-7873 Kingston, Jamaica called back and said I won and should be very happy and the prize package will be delivered once I Walmart to Walmart money gram to a Zim Jackson in Hayward, CA $204. I was told the money was refundable and to keep my receipt and I'd have to have state of drivers liscense and the receipt when the prize team awarded me my sweepstakes winnings. I cleverly stayed this was a scam bc I had to pay first then receive and he kept on telling me that I was a winner. Said his company was partnered with Publishers Clearing House and the Mega Millions and this was a sponsored giveaway. I asked for his bosses name and number and the name of this corporation and still received no answer or name. I then stated I would pass the sweepstakes on to another person but I would have the police check the number and info and he hung up. Oh and note that he never knew my name or was even close to where I live and he kept saying I would be on TV to pick my channel and the channel he gave were not even channels in my area! Playin w my emotions bc id love to actually win something! Lol
    This is the text: CONGRATS THIS IS THE SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST GIVEAWAY YOU JUST WON YOUR SELF 26,000,000 ALONG WITH A 2015 GLA250 suvl mercedes-benz. Here is your winning number 111096025 hurry call 18765249928 or 6154129879 to claim your prize

  • On Friday, September 25, 2015, Kathryn Booth wrote:

    Got called today. "Jeffrey Thomson". Number is 876-327-7809. They're getting more clever, he promised me that the government had taken care of all my taxes for me. Talked about a "Gold Seal Stamp" and a claimer's receipt. I'm not sold on it, but I wanted to get the new number out for people. I'm not sold, and I'm probably going to warn the place I work about it too.

    Apparently I won a car and some money, but I'm super wary because I have to pay for this "gold stamp seal". Would have been REALLY nice to get the car, but... I don't think so. He claimed the PowerBall Lottery and Mercedes were their sponsors. I didn't give him any information, really, I was careful.

  • On Monday, September 21, 2015, Shoukat S. Ali wrote:

    I got an SMS from number +92 340 6080 325, which says that I have won £5,47,500 lottery # 656410. And now to claim that lottery/amount visit www.bankdraws.com.
    Is it really true or scam?
    Kindly help me out with this scam.

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