Odds Are You’re Not a Winner

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July 11, 2008 LITTLE ROCK A lottery scam is not a new phenomenon. In fact, every day, thousands of Arkansans are notified, usually by email, that they are big winners in international sweepstakes. The allure of a million dollar payout, or more, can be hard to resist, as is evident by reports this week that an elderly woman in Rogers was scammed out of $48,000 when she tried to collect supposed winnings from an Australian lottery. She is not, however, the only victim of a lottery scam lately. Thus, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the recent uptick in sweepstakes scams.When people receive emails or telemarketing calls alerting them that they are lottery winners