August 22, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 18

Public is warned about lottery scams

OLYMPIA – Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and officials from Washington’s Lottery are bringing the public’s attention to lottery scams. Individuals and groups are calling and emailing victims on a more regular basis with the goal of tricking people into thinking they’ve won a lottery prize.

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The goal of lottery scammers is to convince victims to provide personal information or pay fake “processing fees” and “taxes” through a wire transfer or money order. In most cases if the scam is successful the money can’t be recovered due to the fact that parties living...

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