Scam Type

Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Business Name Used

Lottery Powerball Winner

Date Reported

Nov 01, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

was told a lottery winner which does exist by the way was giving 15 random indivisuals $20,000 and sent me a check for $1,550.00 which i was instructed to deposit into my bank account.once i recieved the check i was to text my full name check number adn check amount to *******-1270. once check clears contact the 205 number for further instructions. This was sent to me via Priority Mail but i was smart enough to verify the check is real by going to check cashing place this morning were the check was not excepted after being run thru their system. i would like to mail this check to your office as proof of this horrible scam and to warn anyone who gets this type of text or check in mail. report and get rid of. if i would have depoisted the money id be liable for the funds released. with my bank . the Gentle man that originally texted me name was Thomas *****t ********0564. The so called powerball winner giving away money was Manuel Franco he is supposedily the winner giving away the money. the check name ***** ********* *** ***** ***** ***** ********** ** ********** ** **** ** ******* * ***** ******* *** *** ***** *** ** *** ***** ** ***** ***** ************

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