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Would You Give a Crook Cash?

If someone intentionally misled you... hoping to scam you out of your hard-earned cash, would you give him $20? No way!

     Thanks to Joyce Flick of Broomfield, Colorado for passing along yet another bogus-yet-authentic-looking award notification letter.

  This one from International Award Advisors out of Huntington Station, New York looks soooo real.  It comes with a letter entitled, "Award Account Notification" and a certificate with a nifty "official record" seal.

  It asks you to send $20 to find out if you've won a sweepstakes or lottery.  Don't waste your time... don't waste your money... and don't waste the stamp.  The answer is NO.  If you won a legitimate contest... you would be notified.  You wouldn't be asked to pay any fees or taxes upfront.  Uncle Sam would hit you up later for that.

  So no matter how much you want the cash... $2,500,00.00... don't fall for it.  You worked too hard for that $20... hang onto it!

 

 

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