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Prize Scams

Many of us have gone onto a website and have a notification pop up saying "Congratulations! You have won a free iPhone, click the link to collect your prize." This is actually a fraud. Prize scam is when you get notified that you have won something and you are then expected to give them your information to collect your prize. You can identify prize scam if you:

  • Are expected to pay to enter the contest (this is illegal)
  • Have to deposit a check they've sent you
  • Told they are from the government - or something that sounds official
  • Have to attend a sales meeting to win
  • Have to supply personal information

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