Global Lotteries: More Problems With Bogus Lotteries

The local newspaper describes a new form of lottery fraud that has been discovered in Austintown, Ohio.

The victim initially believes they are being scammed and cannot see the scam. One Austintown woman received $1985 cash from the Global Lotto Commission when she opened her mail.

A letter was included with the cheque. It informed the lady she had won a part of the $125,000 lottery jackpot. To further the process she was asked to dial a number and speak with a person within the organisation. The lady who received the mail was smart enough not to call the number provided and instead took the letter to authorities.

The Global Lotto Commission is a cover for many scams. It does not exist.

Some people who received the money and the letter would have cashed it thinking that everything could go right. However, this is false. Anyone who rings the number would be instructed to forward a part of the money through a money transfer firm to pay the ‘administration costs’. The bank will discover that the cheque is invalid and the victim will have sent the stolen money.

Camelot, who manages the British National Lottery as well as other legitimate lottery organizations, is aware of the extent to which these frauds are growing so they are trying make it known that no one should ever give money or personal information to them. Scammers can either ask for your personal data or take your money.

Their website provides information that is useful for everyone. This information can be used to apply to any global lotteries. While there are some guidelines that are well-known now, they are worth sharing.

No legitimate lottery organization will contact a winner of a draw. Each winner is responsible for contacting them to present their winning ticket and claim the prize แทงหวย.

Players must either purchase a ticket, or join a syndicate to be eligible to take part in any legal lottery. This rule is universal. As you have already parted with money, you will be notified in advance that your lottery ticket has been purchased. You can play lotteries online, but you will need to purchase tickets before the draw.

The British National Lottery administrators and other legitimate lotteries won’t tell you how much you’ve won by email. Nor would they ask you for money or personal details. They are not allowed to.

More sophisticated scams are being created every day. Emails may contain a link embedded in them that will take the user to an official lottery website. It will ask you to provide your personal information or download software. Your personal details and download software information will be used to access your accounts, or make purchases in your name. You should never click on such links.

Sometimes, it is possible that you still question whether an email or letter is real. Check Google for the official lottery website. If you see a different site than the one in the email, you may be a victim of a scam. You can also search for the lottery organization mentioned in an email to find out if scams have been reported.

Every global lotto has their own website. Many of these websites contain information about scams as well as how to avoid them.

The golden rule is to destroy any correspondence, email, or phone call that informs you of winning a prize in a lottery. Scammers can be reported on websites. Your local police department or trading standards department might be interested. However, it is important that you don’t act as instructed by scammers.

Scammers like these have already taken too much from victims. It’s time to stop providing them with money or information.