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Woman Out Nearly $14,000 In Lottery Scam

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- An Ocala woman is out nearly $14,000 thanks to a scam involving a company called Mega Millions.

The woman told Marion County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday that she received a phone call from a man who told her she'd won the lottery.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/16YZYZi ) reports the man told her he would send her a check, which she should take to her bank and cash. She was then told to send the money, which was the amount required to cover the taxes for her winnings, to a man in Brooklyn, N.Y., using MoneyGram.

Deputies say the woman did as instructed. Bank officials called to inform her that the check was fraudulent and she would be responsible for the $13,968.50.

Officials say people should be mindful of potential scams.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/


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