Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office warns about Supermarket Customer Sweepstakes Raffle Draw scam

Recent posts from Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office:

On Twitter:

#FridayFraudAlert There is a Supermarket Sweepstakes Scam that is making its rounds through Howard County. If you receive a letter claiming you “won” a raffle with a check made out to you, please disregard. It is a well-conceived scam. Contact @BrianFrosh or @FTC.


On Facebook:

#fridayfraudalert

Our office recently received information from a local resident about a Supermarket Customer Sweepstakes Raffle Draw. If you receive a letter with a check made out to you saying that you “won” the raffle, please know that these materials are fraudulent. This well-conceived scam has been around for quite some time. If you receive similar materials in the mail, please reach out to the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division and the Federal Trade Commission to make them aware of the scam. There’s also advice from AARP on what to do regarding these Sweepstakes Scams: (Note – links in the post do not work at this time so I am not providing them here)

 

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Scott E

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