They may send you some similar letters or something else you would be happy to hear and start communicating with the criminals. They will try to write you anything they believe you will fall for. They may say that they are gaming officials, lawyers, claims agents, bankers, tax collectors, and any other title that will convince you they are trustworthy.

The customer mentioned above who was targeted by scammers could not remember buying any lottery tickets recently and approached us directly to ask for clarification. Therefore the second rule is:

You cannot become a lottery winner, if did not purchase a lotto ticket before the actual draw. It’s a Rule. No exceptions. If somebody sends you a huge cheque with your “lottery winning” while you cannot remember buying any lotto tickets before, beware, it’s a lottery scam.

If you believe them and answer their letter, they will answer back by asking for your personal identification. This technique is applied to steal your identity. They may ask for your driver’s license, passport, credit card information, etc. Using your faked identity with their photo on it they may open accounts you don’t know about, take out loans in your name and do not pay for them. They may commit crimes and leave you holding the bag.

They would normally ask you for some money in the second or nagaland state lotterydear lottery third letter; occasionally, however, they may ask for money already in the first or later in the fourth letter.

At this point you need to know that absolutely all legitimate lotteries including free lotteries (also known as Sweepstakes) NEVER ask for money as they do not have fees of any kind. The only money you would owe from your lottery winning is state tax that you personally pay directly to your government. In every single country this tax is never paid through anyone else/ by anyone else.

You must bear in mind that you are dealing with professional criminals, hence, all documents they will send you stating that you must pay bank or insurance fees, storage, shipping, etc are forged. They may ask you to sign a document mentioning that your “lottery winnings” will not be used for terrorism or illegal purposes. No such document exists. Their main aim in this case is to receive your signature so that they could falsify other documents in your name later on.

By Haadi