Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Scam Type

Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Business Name Used

Acting As: Home Depot

Date Reported

Jul 14, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I shop at Home Depot and had an email promoting give away for Makita Drill. Took the survey and went to pay shipping, which took several attempts. Then it took me to another page where it stated “Your entry/monthly plan has been confirmed”. When I looked at Terms and Conditions as I was completing form, it stated “Playstation” and not Makita Drill. I went to site again to look at Terms and Conditions as there was a phone number for returns for “Playstation”, but this time it was for some “Beardedplants.com” site.. which does not appear to exist. There was not an email address – sender appeared as this: “THE HOME DEPOT REDWARD “. When I went to reply it just input my email address. I disputed with the bank and card has been cancelled, fyi.

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