The Connecticut Lottery and state Department of Consumer Protection are warning consumers about an email scam poaching personal information by claiming recipients have been selected for a “MEGA MILLIONS DRAW.”
The email requests the recipient’s name, home address, occupation and contact number. Officials stress that it is a scam and if you receive one of these emails you should not respond.
“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,” wrote interim Connecticut Lottery Corporation President Chelsea Turner in a release.
“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,” advised Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull.
If you are concerned you may have fallen victim to this or another scam, contact DCP’s complaint center at 860-713-6300, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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