One Ohio couple was defrauded out of $62,000 in a scam that has brought hundreds of complaints against the “European Lottery.” Clevelanders were sent letters from the phony lottery, telling them how to claim their $2.1 million prize by sending fees to cover taxes and handling fees. One couple fell for the scam, and sent in $62,000 before realizing their mistake. Over 400 complaints were filed with the state’s Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Mike DeWine stated “if we receive 400, there are thousands and thousands of people out there who have been victimized.” Ohioans are being warned not to send money to any lottery houses that they receive in the mail. If you have been a victim of a lottery scam, please call our law firm in Chicago at 312-332-4200 to speak to an attorney. We may be able to help you. Or visit our website at lotteryvictims.com for more information.
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