Another Day Another Scam
It seems like there is always a new scam popping up to take advantage of people. First, there were the e-mails from some “foreign prince” looking to leave the recipient some hefty inheritance. Then calls to elderly people asking for money to bail loved ones out of jail. These criminals will even claim to be the IRS. Facebook and Instagram are ripe with pages that at first glance appear to be celebrities reaching out about giveaways. Now the Maine Lottery has been notified of a scam through the mail.
Not the Maine Lottery
A letter has been making the rounds that indicate it originated from Bangor. The letter states that the recipient won a Spanish lottery prize worth $4,500,000.
The letter goes on to state that the way to claim the prize money is to call a lottery office in Madrid to process your winnings. They go on to say that there are legal documents to sign in person in Madrid but if the winner is unable to travel they will…