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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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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

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Some MoneyGram Customers to Receive Refunds
By: Michael

Some MoneyGram Customers to Receive Refunds

From 2004 through 2009, the Tri-State Better Business Bureau received many calls from people who were told they won money, but first had to go to Walmart, and send mon...

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Good News On Jamaican Lottery Schemes
By: Tom

Good News On Jamaican Lottery Schemes

According to a news story in the Associated Press, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill that creates stiff penalties for those perpetrating lottery/sweepstakes fraud on u...

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Bogus Prize-Promotion Scheme Halted by FTC
By: Jackie

Bogus Prize-Promotion Scheme Halted by FTC

Here in our office we have noticed an increase in calls about prize promotion offers this time of the year.  Now there is one less scheme to worry about since the FTC ...

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Local Police Warn Public about So-Called “Green Dot Scam”
Wal-Mart Gift Card Scheme Surfaces In The Tri-State
By: Tom

Wal-Mart Gift Card Scheme Surfaces In The Tri-State

Today, we received a call from a consumer stating they had received notification that they had won over two million dollars, and all they had to do was to purchase two...

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