Scam turns international lotto 'winne...

Scam turns international lotto 'winners' into losers

There are 884 comments on the Roanoke Times story from May 11, 2006, titled Scam turns international lotto 'winners' into losers. In it, Roanoke Times reports that:

If you receive a check for winning the International Mega Lotto, watch out. The Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia said consumers around the nation are complaining about being told they are winners, ...

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Los Angeles, CA

#938 Jul 23, 2012
My dad just received one. I knew it was too good to be true. Thank goodness I did research before he called!

United States

#940 Feb 8, 2013
I got a check to from green light financial services the amouris for 2,250.00 no letter just a check. Did I get scam
So sad

Danville, VA

#944 Dec 16, 2013
I got a letter saying I won 125,000
Susan Burrell

Cleveland, MS

#947 Mar 23, 2014
I got the same letter back in November when I was living in New Orleans. Packed it and was going to turn it into some authority. I forgot about it, until I found it the other day. I have read about enough scams to know that something wasn't right, but I can see where some would believe it. The thing that concerns me is that at the bottom of the letter are several reputable businesses that "sponsor" this program - Amazon, Wal-mart, Sears, Staples, Home Depot, Lowe's, and more. I would think that these companies would do something about the use of their names. I plan on contacting some of the companies about this.

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