Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and N.D. U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon say telephone lottery scams have increased to epidemic levels in North Dakota.
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.
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