Summarize the Sweepstakes Scam
Las Vegas MegaBucks Sweepstakes Winner call from 9142727906
More Details about the Sweepstakes Scam
Got a phone call from 9142727906
Received a call from supposedly Las Vegas, Nevada that said I was a $3 Million winner of a Las Vegas Megabucks Sweepstakes and that a car came with the cash. However I had to pay $300 to claim my prize. When I searched about the offer to see if it was a scam there were many more like. When I searched the number it was listed as New York, NY. The company had me listed at an address that I hadn't lived at in over 5 years and they wanted to "reverify" more information about me so that I could claim my prize. However, when I told them that it was illegal to ask for a fee for winning a lottery they were adamant that the fee needed to be sent by Western Union so that I could claim my prize. When I tried to dial the number back, there was no company name or voicemail on the other end, just the number and a beep. The last time they called I did ask to see everything in writing, they asked if they could have my new address or a fax number and I gave them an old hotmail email address instead but never received anything in writing from them at all.
Tips and Tricks
- Find out if they have your current information, if so they could have stolen it or it could actually be true. If they do not have your current information or if they are asking for current information they are probably trying to steal your information
- If they cannot give you current information that they have on file for you DO NOT GIVE IT OUT. This is the easiest way for scammers to steal your identity.
- Ask them to email you (to a Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail account) what they are asking for in writing and to include their name, company's address, phone number and their supervisors name.