According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there’s been a 26% increase in “sweepstakes scam” complaints over this time last year. A perfect example is what’s going on in New York. People are getting letters from “Team Quality Corporation, Inc.” telling them they’ve scored an $880K windfall.
Also included is a “realistic looking” $8,000 check as a “first payment,” along with a request for a $7,000 “processing fee” that will “release the remaining payout.” Just a helpful tip here, if someone says that you won something, but you have to pay to claim it, it’s BS.
This goes with ANYTHING. If you get an email, letter, phone call, whatever. If you didn't ENTER to win a contest how could you possibly win anything. How DUMB are we??
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