Del. officials warn of lottery scam

DOVER, Del. (AP) - August 28, 2010

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden on Friday warned residents of the scam and directed people to call a state hotline if they got one of the scam e-mails. Officials say the scam tries to convince people they have won the lottery by a "computer ballot system." Delaware lottery winners are not contacted by e-mail.

The scam was discovered by Delaware Lottery Director Wayne Lemons. Lemons said someone contacted him to ask if the scam letter was legitimate.

Officials say anyone who receives such a notification should call a state consumer hotline at (800) 220-5424.

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