YOU WON THE LOTTERY – AND YOU LOOSE CONTROL OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
In an unending stream of lottery frauds we noticed today’s fraud with some interest. It seems that Wall Mart and Publisher’s Clearing House are sending out checks to international lottery sweepstakes winners by the hundreds. All the recipient need do is cash the check and wire money to pay fees to receive the remainder of the winnings.
The checks are bogus. The wire transfer pays the fraudsters cash from your account and then opens the account for wire transfer draining of all that is left in the account. If you win a contest you did not enter it’s the start of theft. If you are asked to pay fees directly to the person claiming you won something its theft.