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Mega Millions email scam you should be aware of

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and the Department of Consumer Protection are warning you about an email scam.

The email scam is telling consumers that they were randomly selected to participate in a “MEGA MILLIONS DRAW”.

“The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and the Department of Consumer Protection are continuing to work together to alert lottery players to fraudulent activity and scams,” said interim Connecticut Lottery Corporation President Chelsea Turner, “When in doubt, we urge players to please take an extra step and call the CT Lottery Corporation directly at 860-713-2700 to ensure your transactions are safe and secure.”

“It’s important that consumers always take a minute to think before they react when an offer appears too good to be true,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, “Emails like this that impersonate familiar brands can be particularly tempting to respond to, but our message is: don’t take the bait. If you have any doubt in your mind that something is legitimate, don’t engage.”

If you feel you have fallen victim to this or another scam, you are asked to contact DCP’s complaint center at (860) 713-6300, or by emailing dcp.investigations@ct.gov.

For more information about lottery scams and what to do can be found on the CLC’s website here.