On Your Side: Lottery Scam

By: Ryan Duffy
By: Ryan Duffy

The FBI is warning to be on the lookout for a lottery scam that's targeting people here in the Augusta area.

The Atlanta FBI office said today several people have received letters saying they've won something called the "Hispanic Lottery International Programs Promotion".

The letter asks for personal information: bank account and credit card numbers, bank routing numbers, address, phone numbers and credit card information.

You should of course never give out this type of personal information to any groups you're unfamiliar with.

If you do, you could not only lose money but expose yourself to identity theft.

The FBI says to not respond to the letter. If you already have, tell your bank or credit card company right away.

If you received this letter, the FBI wants to know about it.

Mail a copy with your name and number to their Augusta office:

FBI Augusta Office
P.O. Box 2145
Augusta, GA 30903

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 newsroom@wrdw.com Fax: (803) 442-4561
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