Prize Scams: Don’t Pay to Play
201705.24
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Prize Scams: Don’t Pay to Play

As it appeared on the Federal Trade Commissions website by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You get a phone call from an excited caller saying you’ve won a trip, a car, or a lot of money. Next, they ask you to send money before you get the prize. That is a sure sign of…

Rounding up foreign lottery scammers
201705.23
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Rounding up foreign lottery scammers

Originally appeared on the Federal Trade Commission by Patti Poss Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, FTC In the past, we’ve told you about a group of Jamaican scammers who called people in the US with phony prize, sweepstakes, and lottery offers. Just last week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that eight Jamaicans were…

What To Do If You Win The Lottery
201705.10
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What To Do If You Win The Lottery

If you purchase a single Powerball ticket, your odds of winning the lottery are somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 292 million. However, there are plenty of ways that you can increase your odds of winning. You could buy more tickets or start a syndicate with a group of others, where you buy tickets…

Hiring a Lawyer to Protect Your Lotto Winnings
201704.18
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Hiring a Lawyer to Protect Your Lotto Winnings

Lottery tickets are the single highest grossing entertainment expenditure in America. In 2014, Americans spent $70.15 billion on lottery tickets. For many, it’s the dream of winning big that drives them. Winning the lottery is akin to becoming a movie star or getting to go on a trip to the moon. People dream of it,…