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Lottery scam hits parish

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The catch is that before the recipients collect the money, they must pay “taxes and charges.” Victims are told to wire money to pay the taxes in order to collect their prize. In some cases, the victims are told in their letter to contact a “lottery claim agent” to finalize the payment process. Such “agent” asks the victim to provide identifying information as well as bank account numbers so the alleged “lottery winnings” can be deposited in the victim’s account.

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