I have received emails and application form from Global Rewards saying I had won money. The man, XXXXX XXXXX, has called me internationally three times. How do I check this out.
I have NOT shared my info re passport number and drivers license as requested. The clain form does not ask for bank info and I would never share tht. Just checking.
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Unfortunately, this is a scam. You cannot win a contest that you did not enter, and there are no legitimate international lotteries or sweepstakes of this sort. Lotteries are heavily regulated in the United States. If you did win a lottery, you would never have to provide a passport number. The way a lottery works is, first, you have to buy a ticket. It's impossible to win without buying a ticket. Then, you have to actually watch the drawing and notify the company that you won. A lottery isn't going to pay anyone if they don't have to, so if someone wins without noticing, no one is going to contact him. Once they convince you that you've won, they either start asking for your personal information - which they use to scam other people - or they tell you that you need to pay a small, upfront fee to "collect" your winnings. Then they steal your money.
The Federal Trade Commission has specifically warned people not to fall for this scam.http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/pages/pdf/FTC-Fraud-Scams-The-Winner-Is.pdf
Do not send them any money or give them any personal information. If they call again, tell them that you are reporting them to the police. They should stop calling.
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