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What you should know to avoid Powerball scams

The Powerball jackpot has reached $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history.

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Jamaican man first to be extradited to the U.S. on charges in international lottery scheme

Your BBB regularly gets calls from consumers who were told they just won a big lottery prize–all they have to do is wire a few hundred dollars to cover some kind of fee. Of course, if they do, the money … Continue reading

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Caller asks for advance fee: The biggest and reddest of red flags

We’re accustomed to hearing about scams at Your BBB. People call in to ask about offers that sound too good to be true. Usually we point out “red flags” that could be signs of a scam and ask them to … Continue reading

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