Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and Frauds
Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and
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Scam Alert - Can’t Win for Losing -
Using the prospect of instant wealth as bait, con artists posing as Canadian customs officials or lottery executives
telephone their prey and convince them they’ve won big money in a lottery or sweepstakes. The catch: No prize money
is released until the "winners" pay customs duties, taxes, or shipping and handling fees, usually to a Western Union
office in Canada.
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