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Officials say this official-looking correspondence is a scam. (Credit: CBS2)

Scammers Looking To Make Money With Fake Winning Lottery Email

The promise of millions from the New York Lottery attracts players and their hopes for quick cash attract scammers, like the con artists behind an official-looking email, complete with the New York Lottery logo.

01/28/2015

Man and woman wanted in connection with an apparent lottery scam., (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Duo Swindled More Than $20,000 In Cash And Jewelry In Lottery Scam

There have been nine incidents since March. The duo swindled more than $20,000 in cash and jewelry.

10/17/2014

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Police: Long Island Woman Conned 87-Year-Old Man In Lottery Scam

Police said Patricia Berak, 65, conned an elderly Long Island man out of $40,000 in a lottery scam hoping to recover some money she lost in the same scheme.

10/28/2011