Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

AARP SCAM ALERT: Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Do you want to win a million dollars or go on a luxury vacation? The idea of winning a big prize can be mighty alluring, and con artists are ready to exploit your eagerness to score that big check or dream trip.

Sweepstakes and lottery scams are still going strong. In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 116,000 reports of fraud involving prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries that swi...