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If Agent from American Cash Award company says he has your award should I believe him?
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Thank you for your question. No, it is a scam. You don't say whether or not they have asked you to send them money in order to collect your prize, but if they haven't they will. There is no legitimate sweepstakes or prize contest that will ever ask you for money up front before receiving your winnings. If it was legitimate, the contest would simply deduct any fees or taxes from your winnings before sending them to you.

Also, if you don't remember entering the contest, that is another signal that it is a scam. Do not send money or provide them with any banking information or your SSN. You can report this attempt to scam you to the Federal Trade Commission by following the information at the following link: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0199-prize-scams

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