Atlantic Lottery Corporation Warning About Scams

Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:04 PM

One of the more common scams popping up recently relates to lottery fraud.

That's according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, who says on any given day, there are a variety of scams targeting players.

The latest lottery fraud is an email claiming your email address was randomly picked as a winner of a large amount of US dollars.

The targets are urged to contact a fake ALC prize agent and are asked to provide personal and financial details.

If you're in doubt about a possible win, you should reach out to ALC to verify any information about a possible win.

Here are some tips to help you identify lottery scams.

It's a scam if...

•You did not buy a ticket or submit an entry.

•You have never heard of the particular game or contest/promotion.

•You are asked to pay money up front for fees or taxes in order to release your "win."

•You are told you must reply within a given time or the money will be given to someone else.

•You are asked to provide personal and financial information by phone or email.

•The email looks suspicious: spelling mistakes, offshore contact information, prizes listed in foreign currency, misshapen or distorted Atlantic Lottery logo.