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I have been called about winning a sweepstakes. They want $5000

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I have been called about winning a sweepstakes. They want $5000 cash to cover taxes
on a winnings of 2.5 million dollars. This does not sound legitimate. Is this a scam?

Thank you for your question.

This does indeed sound like a scam. Generally, when you win a cash sweepstakes, the money will be taken out of the prize to pay for the taxes due and you would not have to pay anything for the delivery.

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