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Scam Alert: Connecticut Warns Consumers About Mega Millions Email Scam

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is warning residents about a scam involving an email about Mega Millions.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is warning residents about a scam involving an email about Mega Millions. Photo Credit: MegaMillions
This is what the scam email looks like, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
This is what the scam email looks like, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Photo Credit: Contributed

State residents are being warned about a widespread email scam telling consumers that they have been randomly selected to participate in a “MEGA MILLIONS DRAW,” according to the Connecticut Lottery Corp. and the Department of Consumer Protection.

This email is a scam, and consumers are encouraged not to respond with any personal information.

"The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and the Department of Consumer Protection are continuing to work together to alert lottery players to fraudulent activity and scams,” said interim Connecticut Lottery President Chelsea Turner. “When in doubt, we urge players to please take an extra step and call the CT Lottery Corporation directly at 860-713-2700 to ensure your transactions are safe and secure."

“It’s important that consumers always take a minute to think before they react when an offer appears too good to be true,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “Emails like this that impersonate familiar brands can be particularly tempting to respond to, but our message is: don’t take the bait. If you have any doubt in your mind that something is legitimate, don’t engage.”

A picture of the scam email can be seen above.

For more information about lottery scams, and what to do, click here for the CLC’s website.

If you feel you have fallen victim to this – or another scam, contact DCP’s complaint center at 860-713-6300, or by email at dcp.investigations@ct.gov.

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