This scam is very familiar. You shouldn’t fall for it. No one should. But they do.
Sure, everyone wants to win a prize. I keep waiting for the people from Publishers Clearinghouse to show up at my door!
If you get a call or a letter telling you that you won but you need to send some money to pay for shipping and handling or some other charge, keep your money in your pocket. You didn’t win anything.
How about if the caller tells you that you must act right now or the offer won’t be any good. The best thing to do is hang up.
How about when they ask for personal information such as your bank account number (so they can send your money)? Nah! Hang up.
Guard against these “opportunities.” Keep your money and credit card in your pocket. You’ll be money ahead.