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Officials of Kansas State Alert Netizens of Overseas Lottery Scams

AG Derek Schmidt of Kansas State along with Officials of Kansas Lottery lately cautioned local residents regarding offshore lottery frauds, which were presently circulating online, published LJWorld.com dated December 21, 2011.

Actually according to the Attorney General, state officials got reports from numerous Kansans regarding offshore lotteries. LJWorld.com published this.

The AG's office said that scammers through an e-mail alternatively phone-call informed the potential victim that he was winner of enormous prize-money within a sweepstake else drawing, conducted in a different country. Thereafter they told the so-called winner for wiring a specified sum of money for being used as taxes alternatively towards claiming the reward. However, the fraudsters were likely soliciting details of the victim's bank account too so they could carry out illegal withdrawals.

Schmidt, within a security alert for consumers, advised that end-users mustn't ever trust telephone-calls or e-mails claiming that they were winners of an offshore lottery because those were simply false as also infringed upon Kansas law.

Besides, they must never forget that for winning an award under Kansas Lottery, it was necessary that they had purchased a ticket alternatively participated in a Kansas Lottery competition.

Remarking about this problem, Executive Director Dennis Wilson of Kansas Lottery stated that the solely legitimate lottery within Kansas State was the Kansas Lottery. An extremely easy method for identifying any scam was for keeping in mind that Lottery officers wouldn't ever request the user to give cash up front for claiming any prize, Wilson added. Cjonline.com reported this dated December 21, 2011.

Moreover as per the Kansas Lottery officials, they deal with the winners' private details with extreme caution, thus consumers should become alert if they're requested for any private detail towards claiming the lottery reward and recognize it to be one of the cyber-crook executed scams.

The officials, in addition, told consumers that incase anybody had been victimized with one offshore lottery fraud he must call the 'consumer protection unit' of the AG on a hotline number alternatively register one complaint via its authorized www.ksag.org site. Besides, he should as well send the scam electronic mail to the unit for necessary investigation.

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