This Scam Sounds Like Just The Ticket
Do you ever dream of winning the lottery or a big sweepstakes? Wouldn’t it be great to get your picture taken with one of those giant checks? That’s what makes it exciting when someone contacts you claiming you’ve won a big cash prize. They say all you have to do is send them some money; just a fraction of what you’ve won and the rest is all yours. Scammers will pretend to be from a contest or even a foreign lottery and ask you to send them money to claim your prize. Unless you purchased a ticket or entered a contest, it’s a scam. A good rule to remember is that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
If you think you’ve been contacted by or sent money to a lottery scammer, contact GECU at 778-9221, toll-free at 1-800-772-4328.