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WE have been notified that my husband is a Sweepstakes wonner.

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WE have been notified that my husband is a Sweepstakes wonner. We would like to independently verify - a man called by the name of Christopher Bent with this news.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

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*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.*

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Is the person requesting that you send a small sum of money?

Customer:

No. He talked to my husband, Paul R Mills, at some length. Even about taxes that would be due. He is to call us back in about 20 minutes.

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Does he want to pay you the funds and have you return a portion of the funds to pay the taxes? Did your husband enter the sweepstakes?

Customer:

He hasn't said anything about that yet. Paul did not enter the Sweepstakes.

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There is not enough information you to determine whether this is a scam. The scam artists continually used different names. It is very suspicious since your husband did not enter the sweepstakes. If it is a scam the person will attempt to steal your money and/or your identity.

Eventually the con artist may even send you a cashier's check or money order and request that you deposit it the check and send back a portion of the funds. At sometime in the future - after you have sent the money - you will find that the check you deposited was fraudulent and the money will be assessed against you.

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The person who called us said his name was Christopher Bent and the number to reach him is(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

Customer:

Thanks for your help./

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