Bogus Lottery

By Kelly Sparks | 

Samuel Escobar and his wife purchased a lottery ticket in Nashville. They mailed the ticket in because they thought it was a winner.

Then a few weeks later Escobar and his wife received a letter saying they won over $700,000 from a lottery in Madrid, Spain. But it turned out to be a scam wanting them to pay $1,400. Escobar wants residents to beware so they will not become a victim.

Here are some tips to help protect you from becoming a victim of fraud:

1. Guard your personal info
2. Know who your dealing with
3. Resist Pressure
4. Don't believe promises of easy money
5. Think twice before entering contests operated by unfamiliar companies
6. Know your rights