How To Escape Being Fooled By This Foreign Lottery Scam Which Tricks People Into Spending $100M Each Year [VIDEO]

The US Better Business Bureau made this video reenactment of a foreign lottery scam that costs US consumers over $100 million a year. The video was to educate and help protect consumers from being victims of this scam.

As always, never trust any email or person who says you've won a lottery you didn't enter.

Don't get fooled - get wise. Ask yourself:

  • Did I even enter their draw?

  • Did I pay money to play their online or offline game?

  • Does it all sound too official? (This is your warning...official-looking emails are designed to make you think they're real).

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1. If your answer is no to any question, then ignore them. Don't even reply to their email. Delete it straight away too, so no-one else gets burned.

2. Don't call any phone number they give you. They usually have a boiler-room operation designed to trap you and convince you they are authentic.

3. And most importantly - do NOT send money, your credit card numbers, your bank account, social security number, driver's license or your ID - or anything - to anyone that "needs" it for authentication or payout. Don't pay them a dime!

You might be tempted to check the scam out on a scammer website. I wouldn't bother. Sometimes anti-scam websites are scams.

Avoid them - and do nothing.

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