I was called today and told I won $5million and a car. They asked when they could come to my house to present it to me. is this for real? They never asked me to pay anything and the only problem is the phone #was from Jamaica. I would sure like this to be real, but sounds to good to be true. The only thing that might have got me is they asked when they could be at my house to present the prizes.
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with.
This certainly sounds like a scam. Such types of scams, also known as ‘advance-fee fraud’ are unfortunately extremely common these days and many unsuspecting victims fall for them.
The best way to spot these is by identifying certain 'red flags' that are almost always present. The following are the most common hallmarks of such scams:
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