TOP 8 SIGNS YOU’RE BEING SCAMMED
- Someone you don’t know requests your personal information. Scam artists will often ask for them during an unsolicited sales pitch. The Kentucky Lottery will never ask for this type of information.
- You win a “contest” that you never entered.
- You are pressured to “act now!
- You must pay a fee to receive a “prize.”
- Someone requests a large down payment.
- The company refuses to provide written information.
- The company has no physical address, only a P.O. Box.
- The company insists you pay in cash.
Never agree to help a stranger cash a lottery ticket. If you are approached by someone offering a winning ticket in exchange for cash, refuse and contact the Kentucky Lottery Division of Security immediately.
The only time the Kentucky Lottery will contact you about winning a prize is when you have specifically entered a Kentucky Lottery promotional game or second chance drawing.
Never accept a collect call from anyone claiming to be a lottery official.
Only buy tickets from authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers. Never purchase tickets from foreign lotteries by phone or by mail. The sale and trafficking in foreign lottery tickets is a violation of federal law.
Where To Go For Help
If you become, or suspect that you have become, a victim of a lottery-related crime,
contact the Kentucky Lottery at (502) 560-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you’ve been a victim of an Internet fraud scheme,
file an online complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, of which the FBI is a part, at www.ic3.gov. Information of a variety of scams can be found at the National Consumers League’s website at www.fakechecks.org or at www.fraudwatchinternational.com.
Victims of telemarketing fraud should contact the Federal Trade Commission at:
1-877-987-3728 or fill out a form online at www.ftc.gov.