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Just got a call that we had won $$$>Claim # is 182444.

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Just got a call that we had won $$$>Claim # is 182444. Supposed to be from Publishers clearing House. Is this legit?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?

Alabama

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

No..Just got call. less than 5 minutes ago

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

$500,000 second place was the payout.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Hello and welcome. I am working on your answer and will be right back!

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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

are they asking you for a fee to redeem your prize?

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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

There are scams of this kind and a red flag it is a scam is that you never entered it and they want money from you to "receive" the prize.

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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
if I can elaborate on anything, just ask me.Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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