A STARS Air Ambulance spokesperson is warning Western Canadians to beware of scammers phoning them to tell them they have won a STARS lottery.
The not-for-profit often hears about spikes in calls by scam artists when one of their fundraising lotteries comes to an end, according to spokesperson Fatima Khawaja.
Khawaja says legitimate lottery winners’ names are posted on the STARS website and that winners will also receive a letter from STARS to indicate if they’ve won a prize.
She added lottery winners will never be asked for money in order to claim a prize. She also said winners are called on the actual day of the draw.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.