WARNING: Maryland AG says a lottery scam is targeting state residents

Posted at 8:53 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 15:31:59-05

BALTIMORE (AP) — The office of the state attorney general is warning residents about a lottery scam targeting Maryland residents.

The state's Consumer Protection Division on Monday said a fake letter being sent out with a counterfeit reproduction of the Maryland Mega Millions logo tells recipients that they have won the "Mega Millions International Lottery 2019 Draw."

Officials say consumers should throw away any letter claiming the recipient has won an international lottery.