This bogus communication can come to you via email, the U.S. Postal Service or over the telephone. There are numerous variations but, again, what they have in common is a request for you to advance funds to receive your prize. The scammers claim you have won the Canadian or some other lottery, you have won a trip or some other windfall and all you have to do is advance a “handling” fee to the sponsor or provide your bank account number. Don’t do it! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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The Massachusetts Bankers Association represents approximately 190 commercial,
savings and co-operative banks and savings and loan institutions located in Massachusetts and
elsewhere in New England.
Massachusetts Bankers Association, Inc.
One Washington Mall, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-523-7595 / Fax: 617-523-6373