Scam FAQ: How To Avoid Lottery Scams
- If the lottery winnings appear too good to be true, they probably are.
- Be cautious when dealing with individuals outside of your own country.
- Be leery if you do not remember entering a lottery or contest.
- Be cautious if you receive a telephone call stating you are the winner in a lottery.
- Beware of lotteries that charge a fee prior to delivery of your prize.
- Be wary of demands to send additional money to be eligible for future winnings.
- It is a violation of federal law to play a foreign lottery via mail or phone.