These scams keep evolving and changing names. Reports online suggest that most sweepstakes scams originate out of Jamaica and target elderly Americans.
NORTH AMERICA MEGA SWEEPSTAKES
The D.A.’s office has announced a fraud alert
Posted on May 09, 2013
The D.A.’s office has announced a fraud alert. In a press release, a scam was detailed after being brought to light by a Lawrence County resident. In the scam known as “American Mega-Million Lottery Sweepstakes,” victims are informed that they are winners of 250 thousand dollars.
A check for several thousand dollars in enclosed. The victim is then instructed to contact a claims manager who in-turn asks a number of questions about banking information in hopes of accessing the account.
The District Attorney’s office is asking that anyone with information or anyone contacted about the scam call their office at 762-7777.