Don't Fall For It: Lottery Scam
A Wichita woman loses more than two hundred dollars in a cash advance scheme. The woman asked us not to reveal her identity, but she wanted to warn others.
The caller told her she won a 2012 Volkswagon and 25 thousand dollars. Before she could get her prizes she needed to pay for the shipping by purchasing a prepaid debit card.
The caller gave specific instructions, "He said go to Walgreen's and see if they have it, and I want you to leave your cell phone on and leave it in your pocket so we can talk," he told her.
The Better Business Bureau says anytime you have to pay a fee for something that is suppose to be free, is a red flag that it might be a scam.
"Send them on their way, hang up," is the woman's advice to anyone who gets a phone call like the one she received.