Avoid being a financial victim online
Prizes, trips, lottery winnings
This bogus communication can come to you via e-mail, the US Postal Service, or over the phone. 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. Dont do it.