Phone scam targets STARS Lottery supporters, warns RCMP

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Alberta RCMP are sounding the alarm about a new scam directed at supporters of the STARS Lottery.

The Nanton detachment said it received complaints after a man purporting to be from the lottery — which supports air ambulance service in the province — told people they won a prize.

The only catch: those winners had to send in money to claim their prize.

STARS Lottery said it would never ask for funds to claim prizes.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.