A typical Lottery or Sweepstakes Scam begins with an email telling you that you have won a large amount of money, and giving you the name of a contact person or agent that you are supposed to work with in order to claim your money. The Ã¢â¬Ålottery winnerÃ¢â¬Â will be told that they need to pay a processing fee in order to claim their winnings. For some, these scams become an addiction much like gambling. There is the promise of a large amount of money, and it feels like it is so close, that they continue to send the Ã¢â¬ÅagentÃ¢â¬Â more and more money to cover all of the fictional fees and transfer charges.
Top phone scams revolve around the elderly and health care reform. Beware of these 5 tricky retiree phone scams.