Potential lottery scam in Oklahoma

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 9:32 am
By: News 9


A fraudulent email could be a scam to gain personal information from lottery players, read a press release from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission.

The commission said a number of individuals have contacted lottery headquarters in regards to the e-mail. The e-mail encourages lottery players to contact the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to claim a cash prize. The phone numbers, e-mail address and contact name given in the message are not associated with the Oklahoma Lottery. 

"The Oklahoma Lottery does not use e-mail for winner notifications," said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, in a press release.  "Please use caution when you receive such notifications, because there are numerous scams similar to this that are circulating."

Oklahoma Lottery security is currently investigating the e-mail and urges anyone who receives such an e-mail to not respond to or provide any personal information to any address in the e-mail.