Lottery scams: Don’t be fooled

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It’s everybody’s fantasy to win the lottery, or a sweepstakes, or a fun prize like an iPad, and scammers know this. They use it to their advantage in various ploys designed to steal users’ money and personal information. Like romance scams, supply chain scams, and other financial scams, these traps use social engineering to prey upon vulnerable states of mind. If you’re told you’ve just won a good deal of money, some part of you wants it to be true, despite how badly your spider sense might be tingling at possible danger.

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