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Global Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Halted
By: Jackie

Global Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Halted

Many of the consumers who come to your BBB® bring letters they have received telling them they have won a large sum of money. They want to know if the offers are legit...

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Beware of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams
By: Susan

Beware of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Recently our BBB® heard about a common scam resurfacing in our area. This scam, and some very similar, have been around for many years, but new twists or popularity se...

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Top Ten Scams of 2015
New Version of Lottery Scheme Tricking Hoosiers
By: Amanda

New Version of Lottery Scheme Tricking Hoosiers

Your BBB® has written about lottery/sweepstakes schemes in the past, but they continue to circulate and we continue to receive calls from “lucky” consumers who have re...

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FTC Stops Sweepstakes Scam
No, You Didn’t Win a Basket Full of Money
By: Amanda

No, You Didn’t Win a Basket Full of Money

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers every day about letters they’ve received claiming that they’ve won some sweepstakes or lottery. Yesterday, the FTC posted Read More

Lottery Winnings Validated by the Indiana AG?
Don’t Pay to “Win”
By: Amanda

Don’t Pay to “Win”

Your BBB® continues to receive calls almost daily regarding possible “lottery” winnings; unfortunately, we have heard from some individuals who have lost money to thes...

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