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Inter-link mega Lottery Inc.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 1 year ago.
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The fact that you have asked this question means you are the victim of a contest scam.
You must always enter a contest to win it. Scammers want you to believe that you can be chosen at random based on your mobile phone number, or email address or something else that arbitrary. That's a lie.
Lottery winners are paid by the proceeds of lottery ticket sales. If you really won a lottery, you would have a lottery ticket to prove it, with the numbers you selected on that ticket. Those numbers would match the published numbers on the lottery's website. You would then take your ticket to the lottery's claim center. They would validate that ticket and hand you a check.
Also, when you truly win a lottery, the money is already yours. No out-of -pocket funds are ever needed for you to collect your winnings. The "contest" already has enough of your money to pay its expenses and can just give you the rest with not strings attached.
Scammers send these lottery scam offers out by the thousands every day. They are ways to phish for your personal information and try to steal your money by making you pay to receive non-existent funds that they wouldn't be entitled to charge you for, even if they were real.
Any time you get an unsolicited offer from a person or a company you have never dealt with before that contains news that is too good to be true, it is going to be a scam. Each and every time.
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