Lottery Scam Hits Mid-Michigan

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

Monica received a letter from "International Lottery, INC." The letter said she'd won 50-thousand dollars. When her daughter called the number, the man told her they would send her a check for $2,980. He instructed them to cash that check, and send it back to 'International Lottery, INC.," as a 'clearance fee.'

Monica cashed that check... but, didn't send it back. Instead she paid for things like rent, new tires and her electric bill.

After she made those payments, however... her credit union said the check was a fake and that she owed them entire $2,980.

It's been confirmed that whole thing was a scam. Now, she's been issued a loan by her credit union to start repaying the balance.

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