Lottery scam 03-31-08

Hawaii Police Department
Puna District
Captain Steven Guillermo
Phone: 966-5835
March 31, 2008
Report No. C08009966

Media Release

Hawaii County police are warning the public about a lottery scam.

A Pahoa woman reported Monday (March 31) that she received a letter claiming to be from the accounting manager of “Fantastic Worldwide Sweepstakes and Lotteries.”

The letter claims the recipient has won $250,000 in a lottery drawing held in Las Vegas. Included in the envelope is a bogus check for $3,950, supposedly so the recipient can pay for ” insurance fees.” The letter instructs the recipient to call a phone number to confirm that she has received the check.

Police have confirmed that the letter is a scam and advise anyone else who receives such a letter not to respond.

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