The Florida Lottery offers these helpful tips to avoid being scammed:
Every day, criminals find new ways to scam victims out of their savings. Many Floridians have fallen prey to con artists claiming to be Florida Lottery winners who are unable to collect their jackpots. The con artists offer to “sell” the winning ticket to the victim, or ask their victim to collect the money for them. When the victim agrees, they are asked for money or other valuables as a “deposit.” Once the con artists have the victim’s money, they disappear.
- NEVER redeem a Florida Lottery ticket for someone you don't know.
- NEVER give your credit card numbers over the phone to anyone promising Florida Lottery cash prizes or memberships.
- NEVER accept a collect phone call from someone claiming to be a Florida Lottery official.
- NEVER respond to a letter or phone call from someone who offers you a guarantee of winning a prize. The Florida Lottery does not guarantee you a prize, only a chance of winning if you buy a legal ticket.
- ONLY participate in a "lottery pool" with people you trust. If you have questions about "lottery clubs", please call the Florida Lottery Division of Security at (850) 487-7730.
- ONLY buy Florida Lottery tickets from authorized retailers. Call your local Florida Lottery District Office for the location of a retailer near you.
For information regarding scams that target the elderly and how to avoid them, please visit the Elder Consumer Protection Program website at elder.law.stetson.edu.
The Florida Lottery Free-Ticket Scam
250 MARRIOTT DRIVE
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 Ref: EAASL/9410Y1/02/SHYN
WEB SITE: WWW.FLALOTTERY.COM
Attention: Email Account Holder
Congratulations! ! Congratulations! !
Are you the correct owner of this email? If yes, then, be glad this day as the result of the Florida Online Lotto and email address free-ticket draws of the 2016 Promotion Award has been released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address came out in the first category and entitles you to claim the sum of US$800,000.00.
It is a promotional Program to encourage the use of Linked in and Microsoft and Internet Programs. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this free ticket number:B55607545 6152 with reference number SAJA2C110P5 and Serial number SA5365/3 , Batch number XA87-2PY,drew the lucky numbers: 04-09-20-22-29-38 - Bonus 06 This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers Plus Bonus number.
You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum or US$800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand, United States Dollars) in cash is credited to J file SAPC/9080144308/05.- This is from a total cash prize of Shared amongst the 10 with (2) lucky winner in "1st" category.
This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses in the World Wide Web Draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website collaboration with internet companies like eBay, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google whom also built their systems and based their membership registration identity on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted email addresses from over 100,000 unions,- associations, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online. This online promotion takes place via virtual ticket balloting apd it-i»done Bi-annually.
Please note that your lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our Africa booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in your ballot played coupon.in view of this, your US$800,000.00 would be released to you by our payment department.
Kindly provide the following information urgently:-
1. Full Name: 2. Email Address: 3. Physical Address 4. Age/Occupation: 5. Reference Number/Ticket
Number: 6. Telephone Number: 7. Country 8. Batch number
Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details below.
Contact Person: Mrs Juanita Lee
Tel: +27 76 201 2653
E-mail: admin@lotterypost .cc
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