Everyday, hundreds if not thousands of people across the country get a notice from somewhere in Canada telling them they've won a prize. Since they come from out the country, local authorities can't do much about it.
But one group north of the border is trying to do something about the problem. "Phone Busters" is operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ontario Police Department. An officer with "Phone Busters" tells 11 News some of money from these types of scams ends up in the hands of organized crime and even terrorists.
Last year, 82 Colorado residents contaced Phone Busters. One Colorado Springs woman lost more than $6,500.
If you recieve a suspicous notice from Canada, you can contact "Phone Busters" at 1-888-495-8501.