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JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: This is in the State of Virginia
JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Customer: No. They state that i have won a sweepstake and I pay 6500
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: They say they are attached to the Department of Federal Trade Commission. I want to know whether this organisation is really working for Federal Trade Commission or not.
Submitted: 22 days ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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I am sorry to say that this is a scam. While there is such a federal department, it is in no way attached to any sweepstakes or lotteries. However, scammers often impersonate them, or state agencies (or both) in their scams to get your money. This is called a GOVERNMENT IMPOSTOR SCAM. See here:

www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0048-government-imposter-scams

This is not real. Do not send them any money!

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