Foreign Lottery

Lottery Scam
There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! But there are questionable characters out there too, who are trying to hook you on winning and reel in the profits for themselves.
AARP Logo with state logos in background
Video #1-Foreign Lottery Scam
Scams_LyleHalvorson_499,998
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and N.D. U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon say telephone lottery scams have increased to epidemic levels in North Dakota.
Odds Are It's A Scam
In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, AARP has teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service to combat foreign lottery fraud, one of most malicious scams targeting older Americans today.  One scam in particular, the Jamaican Lottery, could be milking consumers out of as much as $1 billion annually, and is noted for its aggressive threats to cause bodily harm to victims.
Sweepstakes Prize Form
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2103
Search AARP States