Tips on Avoiding a Sweepstakes Scams
- If you have to pay to win, it's a purchase, not a prize.
- Money sent to scammers cannot be recovered.
- Secrecy. Ask yourself, "If it's such a great deal, why the secret? Wouldn't they (and you) want to tell the world?"
- If you haven't entered a contest, you probably didn't win.
- Check with the Better Business Bureau before doing business with any company.