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I just received a call from "Michael Freeman" (###) ###-####Said I had just

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

I am in Florida) won $100MM dollars, he wanted me to send him $699.22 expenses to :***** Pt washington NY 11315 I told him I needed some time to get the money. not send ing any, I have no doubt it is a scam. just FYI. RD McClure,***@******.***

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No it was just 30 minutes ago, I told him I had to raise the money. & to send me an email of what I was to do.

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

That is all I know, just hung up 15 mins ago. I have an address to send it to but I am sure it is not good either. I am not out anything, I just wanted you to know so maybe you could put the police on them.

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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 4 months ago

Any time you get an unexpected unsolicited message like this from someone with news that is much too good to be true and asking for your money, it's a scam. You were right to refuse to send them any money. They have no money for you, and any money you send them is money you will never see again.

When you really win a contest, the money is already yours. There's no reason to pay them anything at all. They have your money already. If there were really any transfer fees, they'd deduct it from the money they have and send it to you.

We cannot report a crime that happened to you. You're the one who needs to report it because you are the one who could testify, if necessary, to what occurred. We will, however keep it in our archives so when others get a similar call and ask us, we will know we've seen the scam before.

Report the fraud online to the FBI at www.IC3.gov which is their Internet Crime Complaint Center. You can also report it online to the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov.

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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 4 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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