People are receiving letters that are addressed to them informing them that they have won millions in the 2019 Mega Lottery Picker. In order to claim the prize, the recipient is asked to travel to Madrid, Spain to claim the check, or to pay a "fee" for diplomatic delivery of the check. This letter is mailed from Lisbon, Portugal. The email address in the letter, firstname.lastname@example.org, is an indicator of its non-official capacity. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SCAM.
This is a documented scam and has been reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Mega Millions Lottery.
Scammers may contact you via private message on Facebook -- don't be fooled! Some scammers even appear to have a local phone number, which is called "spoofing".
A new scam may feature someone claiming to be a previous Colorado Lottery winner.
Do not engage with anyone over email or phone that you do not know, and do not give out any of your personal information.
A common phishing scam involves social media.
A legitimate Lottery will never reach out to customers in this way. If you did not buy a ticket, you did not win money.
Please do not engage with scammers, and above all, do not give them any personal identifying information. Feel free to report such activity to www.ic3.gov.
The latest scam involves Mega Millions. Do not be fooled.
The following is an example of email fraud.
The following Facebook page is a SCAM!