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Attorney general warns of telephone lottery scam

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BISMARCK -- The state's top attorney said Tuesday that "if you are asked to send money before you can receive your prize, it is always a scam."


Millions of dollars have been stolen from people around the country by callers based in Jamaica claiming people have won a cash lottery prize and then requiring them to pay various taxes and fees before receiving the prize.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.