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Someone In Ontario Thought They'd Won The Lottery But Was Actually Scammed Out Of $27,000

Ontario Police are warning residents that they could fall victim to the same scam.
An Ontario Resident Thought They'd Won The Lottery But Was Actually Scammed Out Of $27,000

One Ontario resident who thought that they had won the lottery ended up losing $27,000 to a scammer.

The West Region of Ontario Provincial Police uploaded a video describing the incident, which took place on March 16, at around 4:00 p.m., in Norfolk County.

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"Norfolk County detachment received a call from an elderly resident after they received emails and phone calls from someone claiming to be from the New York State Lottery Commission," said Sgt. Ed Sanchuk.

"During the course of these conversations, they indicated that they had won approximately $785,000 [and that] in order to receive their prize they had to pay taxes [...], at which time they did send over $27,000 to an address in New York," he continued.

Ontario Provincial Police are warning residents that if they receive any kind of correspondence claiming that they've won a large sum of money, but need to pay in order to receive it, it's most likely a scam.

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