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Thank you for your patience.Unfortunately, this is a scam. You cannot win a sweepstakes that you (likely) did not enter. You don't say how you were contacted, but real sweepstakes do not contact winners via email or Facebook or other social media means. You will be contacted by certified mail. I've also never seen an actual sweepstakes winner from the United States from a foreign sweepstakes, though I've seen plenty of these scams.Most importantly, no real lottery or sweepstakes will require you to send money to collect your prize. Wiring funds is especially popular with criminals because the money cannot be traced once its sent. There is no way for the bank to verify that check as valid until it is processed. This is a common scam these criminals use -they'll tell you to cash the check because the banks are required by law to cash them. But by the time it is processed and bounces, the scammers have their money, and you're on the hook for the fees and value of the check. Plus, you'll never see your prize "winnings."I wish I could tell you otherwise.
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Did you actually enter this sweepstakes? As I said, we get a lot of questions on this site every day about lotteries and sweepstakes, and real ones don't ever need you to pay a fee.What's the name of the sweepstakes?
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