Missouri Lottery issues scam warning



COLUMBIA - The Missouri Lottery issued a scam warning Friday, urging people to be aware of situations that may be too good to be true. The scam happens when someone pretending to be a lottery official calls someone and says they won a large Mega Millions prize. The scammer then says the victim must open a bank account and deposit funds to cover taxes and feeds, a news release from the Missouri Lottery said. The scam is part of a long history of scams designed to target innocent people, the lottery said.“It’s unfortunate, but situations like this happen too often. A general rule of thumb is if a situation seems too good to be true, it probably is,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. Jason Cunningham, an officer at...

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