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Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the Michigan Lottery has warned the public about a scam in which people are told that they have won a lottery prize and need to pay a fee or provide personal information to collect it. This whole process of scamming works on that a person gets a phone call or an email to inform that they have won a big lottery prize but to avail that they ask for personal information or a certain amount of fee. If the person agrees to pay the fee, the scam artist, convinces to mail a cashier's check, or make an electronic funds transfer, or even arranges a meeting to get the money in cash. If the person agrees to provide personal information, the scam artist can commit identity fraud.
The lottery is urging its people to deal with any suspicious activity wisely as these frauds increase in number during periods of uncertainty such as the outbreak of COVID-19, as per the lottery officials. To check if a lottery prize, offer, or any promotion is legitimate, you can contact the official state lottery using the contact information on the official lottery website.
To learn more about these scams, check out the Lottery Scams, be aware and spread awareness!
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