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Norwalk Police Warn Residents Of Lottery Scam

Norwalk police are warning residents of scammers sending out this fake lottery letter in order to trick recipients into sending money.
Norwalk police are warning residents of scammers sending out this fake lottery letter in order to trick recipients into sending money. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk police are warning residents about a lottery scam letter that has been sent to many local families.

A family received a letter in the mail from the "Bono Lotto" indicating that the recipient has won $4.5 million.

The letter directs the recipient to call a phone number to claim their prize. Police said that if the call is placed, the caller will eventually be asked for their bank information and to send a check for $850 to a location in Nevada in order to claim their prize.

Police are advising residents that the letter is a scam and that the number comes back to an unknown location in Africa.

"Please be aware of this scam and others that offer amazing things for a price. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is," police said.

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