Individuals are receiving fake letters in the mail claiming they have won the lottery.
Who Is It Targeting: Residents across the United States
What Is It: Police are warning individuals across multiple states of a scam circulating in the mail that poses as a congratulatory letter about winning the lottery. The letter gives directions to wire transfer a large sum of money in order to “secure” their winnings.
What Are They After: Money
How Can You Avoid It:
- Although the letterhead looks legitimate, officials suggest to contact the agency directly.
- Report a scam to your local police.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530. Find more information about current scams and alerts here.
For full details of this scam check out this article from Fox 5.