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I have being informed by MR ALEX THAT I HAVE WIN A 2.5

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I have being informed by MR ALEX ROGERS THAT I HAVE WIN A 2.5 MILLION PRIZE from American cash awards could this be real I m Alfredo H Torres

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when exactly were you notified?

FROM EL PASO TEX I WAS TOLD YESTERDAY

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I WAS INTRUCTED TO PICK UP 300.OO FROM AWALMART STORE AND SEND TO A PERSON AT AN ADDRESS FOR THE TAXES

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

IF THE AWARDS CO IS LEGAL SHOULD I STOP OR PROCED

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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

STOP

As you know, something which is too good to be true is, generally, not. Also, I am sure you suspect this is one of those times. Unfortunately, I am absolutely sure that there is no prize waiting for you from these people.

This is positively a scam. It is known as an "Advance Fee Scam".

Just remember:

1. You can not win a sweepstakes or lottery you did not enter.

2. No legitimate sweepstakes asks winners to pay upfront to release the winnings.

3. If they were genuinely holding money belonging to you should be able to tell them to just deduct the taxes, insurance, courier fee (all red flags, by the way) and send you a net check.

4. No legitimate lottery or sweepstakes collects taxes. Taxes are collected by the IRS.

Do not send any money or otherwise respond. They are trying to steal from you.

Here is an online warning from the FTC:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0199-prize-scams

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you to be victimized by these thieves.

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