Lottery Warns of Foreign Scam
October 8, 2020
Pennsylvanians should be cautious of a lottery scam originating in Jamaica that has been reported to Pennsylvania Lottery officials in recent weeks.
Callers who have reported the scam say that their contact is with a person who has a Caribbean accent. The criminal who makes the call tells the person on the other end that they are a winner of a fictitious Mega Millions® sweepstakes or that they have won a prize from another Lottery game with a well-known name.
The criminal encourages the victim to make a payment for taxes or other costs to facilitate the processing of their prize, but the p...