Mega Millions scam targeting Arkansans

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A scam using the Mega Millions name is surfacing across Arkansas, lottery officials warn.
 
Scammers claiming to be from the “Corporate Mega Millions Lottery Office” have told recipients that their numbers have come up in an “Annual Mega Millions Mobile Lottery.” However, it’s merely an attempt to obtain personal information from unsuspecting people.
 
Lottery officials assure this is not part of the Mega Millions game, and they warn recipients of such messages to not respond.
 
If you didn’t buy a Mega Millions ticket, you didn’t win Mega Millions. Lotteries won’t ask for your personal information by text, phone, or email and they won’t ask actual winners to send money.
 
If you think you have been the victim of a scam, contact police. To file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or to get more information, call 1-877-FTC-HELP.
 
The Federal Trade Commission has more information on similar scams here.

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