If you get a text from someone claiming they won the Powerball jackpot, do not believe them, the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana said.
The BBB said it was made aware of a scam text that was sent to someone in the area in November. The scammer said that they won the Powerball and were donating some of the prize money to individuals.
Tips to spot this scam include:
- You’ve got to play to win. A notification that you have won a prize in a contest you do not remember entering should be a red flag. Keep track of all sweepstakes entries so it’s easy to check if a legitimate contest-related company is confirming winnings. When entering, read the fine print and rules for how prizes are claimed.
- Don’t pay upfront fees to claim a prize. No legitimate sweepstakes company will ever ask to pay a fee…