Foreign Lottery Fraud

A letter with a check arrives from someone in a foreign country, often claiming to be from a foreign official. There are many variations of this scam, but the intent is to convince you to deposit the check into your account, and wire a portion of the money back to the sender. You may be told the check is for foreign lottery winnings or to help the person exchange their money for U.S. currency. In the end, the check is not good and you have been swindled out of money.

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