Pennsylvania Lottery Warns of Scam - Friday 10th of March 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Recently, a number of consumershave received an e-mail titled "CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!!CONGRATULATION!!!," which fraudulently uses Pennsylvania Lottery logos. Thesee-mails, as well as other similar e-mails touting a lottery prize, are a scamaccording to the Pennsylvania Lottery's Security Office.

The current fraud using the Pennsylvania Lottery name and logos is anattempt to access personal information, such as Social Security numbers orbank account information.

The Pennsylvania Lottery does not notify winners via e-mail or any othermethod when they win a Pennsylvania Lottery prize. Winners must contact theLottery when they have a winning ticket. Each individual who wins a Powerballor other Pennsylvania Lottery jackpot prize must file a claim in person atPennsylvania Lottery headquarters to receive his or her prize.

The Pennsylvania Lottery Security Office advises holders of potentialwinning Lottery jackpot tickets to sign the back of the ticket and keep it ina safe place until they file a claim. Jackpot winners should seek the adviceof an attorney, financial adviser or investment counselor prior to contactingthe Pennsylvania Lottery and filing a claim.

The Pennsylvania Lottery strongly advises people not to respond tosuspicious e-mail or other correspondence claiming to be from the PennsylvaniaLottery. By responding, recipients alert senders that their e-mail account isactive.

People who have lost money as a result of this type of scheme, or who havereleased personal or financial information in response to a fraudulent claim,should contact the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General's Bureau ofConsumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555, or visithttp://www.attorneygeneral.gov.

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