FBI issues warning of new Mega Millions scam

RELEASE DATE: 10/25/2016

Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an official warning of a new scam fraudulently using the Mega Millions name along with the names of the FBI and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).

Read the warning from the FBI.

In contacting unsuspecting consumers by email, telephone, mobile phone, or through social media sites, scammers use our logo and official-sounding names like “United States National Lottery,” “Mega Millions Mobile Lottery,” “Mega Millions Corporation,” “US UK Mega Millions Lottery” and “Mega Millions International Lottery.” None of these “companies” exist and there is no big prize awaiting them if they just pay a fee to collect their money.

Sometimes the scammers add the names of respectable technology companies, or in this new twist, agencies of the U.S. federal government, to sound more official. The truth is that none of these companies or agencies are involved in any way.

The ONLY way to win Mega Millions is to purchase a ticket from an American lottery and match the winning numbers drawn – there is no other way to win.

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