Preventing fraud

Fraudsters use lottery and prize scams to get money or your personal and banking information. You'll receive a communication claiming you won a prize. Typically, you won’t remember entering to win, and that’s because you didn’t. It's a scam. Learn about lottery and prize scams and what you can do to protect yourself against them.
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What you need to know

What's a lottery and prize scam?

How lottery and prize scams work

Warning signs of lottery and prize scams

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