Where Did the Telemarketer Find Your Number?

The tragic case of Edna Schmeets is not hard to understand, and is alarmingly common. The Harvey, North Dakota, woman turned over some $400,000 to telephone con artists who convinced her that the money would allow her to claim a $19 million Jamaican lottery prize. Of course, there was no prize, no lottery and Edna’s money went straight to a bunch of crooks. Read the full article…

Comments from Cary Flitter:

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone has contacted you about being the winner or a lottery, file complaints by contacting the Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP, the Attorney General, 1-800-441-2555, or if the prize promotion came in the mail, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, 1-800-275-8777. Are you a victim of Identity Theft? Click here for more information.