The Florida Lottery is warning people of lottery scams making rounds across the country.
The scammers inform the recipients that they've won the lottery prize, but must first send a check in order to verify banking information and receive their prize.
The Florida Lottery doesn't contact recipients to inform of their prize unless they have entered a promotional game or second chance drawing. That information would be put on the Florida Lottery website or social media pages.
The following tips are important tips to remember:
- Never pay money to collect a prize.
- Never give your credit card number(s) or personal information over the telephone to anyone promising lottery cash prizes or memberships.
- Never redeem a lottery ticket for a stranger.
- You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to claim a Florida Lottery prize.
For more information and to find other tips to protect yourself, click here.