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Who is hurt the most by sweepstakes scams and how to avoid it

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PEOPLE LOSE MORE THAN 50 BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR TO SCAMS.

AS EYEWITNESS NEWS CONSUMER REPORTER SUSAN CAMPBELL FOUND OUT…

THE PEOPLE WHO FALL VICTIM MOST OFTEN TO SCAM ARTISTS MAY SURPRISE YOU. – ACCORDING TO THE BBB’S REPORT … YOUNG PEOPLE ARE Actually Often MORE Likely TO BECOME VICTIMS OF SCAMS THAN THEIR GRANDPARENTS.

with an extremely exciting content. oh yea.. that’s exciting .. FOR A SPLIT SECOND … TONY OBREGON THOUGHT HE WAS A MILLIONAIRE … it looked like an official letter .. BUT HE READ IT A SECOND TIME … AND Realize THIS SO-CALLED SWEEPSTAKES … WASN’T GOING TO Offer OUT … 01: it said that if I transmitted in like 12 dollars and 99 pennies, that I would be able to get my 3 million .. so I told oh boy, this sounds like a defraud to me! Must be a elderly special they’re handing out! WHILE YOU MAY THINK SENIOR CITIZENS ARE MOST LIKELY TO FALL FOR A SCAM…

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS OTHERWISE. THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LOOKED AT 30 -THOUSAND SCAM CASES … THEY DISCOVERED ONLY 11 PERCENT OF SENIORS LOST MONEY …. WHILE 34 PERCENT OF 18 TO 24 YEAR OLDS … HANDED OVER CASH. THE BBB CALLS IT “OPTIMISM BIAS.” – WHERE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT THEY CAN SPOT A CON AND DON’T KEEP THEIR GUARD UP. “we’re all at risk and these stereotypes that are widely held that it’s older people or beings that are perhaps unsophisticated or are less educated those are really merely stereotypes and not an accurate thinking of current realities that we see.” SO HERE ARE SOME TELL-TALE SIGNS TO HELP YOU SPOT A SWEEPSTAKES SCAM…

. -YOU HAVE TO Offer A FEE OR BUY SOMETHING TO ENTER … -YOU HAVE TO DEPOSIT A CHECK THAT’S BEEN SENT TO YOU … -YOU’RE TOLD THE PRIZE- HOLDERS ARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OR ANOTHER OFFICIAL SOUNDING ORGANIZATION … -YOUR PRIZE NOTICE WAS MAILED BY’ BULK RATE’ THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE RED FLAGS.

SUSAN CAMPBELL – EYEWITNESS NEWS ..

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