Con artists, using bogus or altered Idaho Lottery tickets, try to scam their victims out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Each scam is unique but there are some common themes. The victims are usually elderly. And, there's almost always a sad story or a pressing reason for why the con artists need to cash their “winning” lottery ticket quickly.
An old saying still holds true, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Don't be a victim and don’t let anyone you know be a victim. When you hear one of these stories - get away, call the police, and give them a description.
Help stop these criminals - before they rob again.
The Most Common Tricks - and the Truth
Don’t be a Victim! Be ALERT!
Refuse to be pressured
Tell the authorities
There is no way to stop them without your help! Here's what you can do:
All profits generated by the Idaho Lottery benefit education in our state. The Lottery also provides fun, excitement and prizes for players. Don't allow these scam artists to take your money and spoil your fun.
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