COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Five Coloradans have the chance to win $1 million, and 25 students could win a $50,000 scholarship, but local law enforcement officers and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office are warning of scammers who might take advantage of the state’s vaccine lottery.
“Your Colorado Springs Police Department and the Colorado State Attorney General want the public to be aware that criminals will likely use the lottery as a platform to scam unsuspecting victims,” said Officer Wesley Wilkerson on the neighborhood app Nextdoor.
Attorney General Phil Weiser said other states doing similar lottery programs have already seen this happen.
“The Colorado Comeback Cash program resembles one that’s already underway in Ohio, where there have been reports of just this sort of fraud,” he said. “We’ve now seen scammers again and again take advantage of people’s hopes, prey on people’s fears, and that’s why we want to educate…