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We have been contacted by a lawyer from wasington dc that

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We have been contacted by a lawyer from wasington dc that says he has been hired for the last 19 yrs to call people and award people money from American sweepstakes network. He 1st said we won 450,000$ and we needed to Send 4,5oo $ as a refundable fee per the federal government. Now he says that he can give us 4.2 million dollars if we pay 12,ooo $ a refundable fee. Yes we already sent him the 4500$
JA: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?
Customer: California. husband believes this person.but I think it is a scam.
JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Customer: Do you mean American sweepstakes network
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No,but I will try and contact the sweepstakes network tomorrow am
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  KnowYourRights replied 1 month ago.

Good evening. Yes, this is a scam. Do not send him any more money. If any money was won, it would be paid to you. Nobody has to pay any fees to collect money which they legally have a right to and you should not give him another penny. You can call them tomorrow and verify this but if you won anything, they would have contacted you directly, paid you and not asked you to pay any fee.

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