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    very well said, hope this doesnt happen again. singapore should be a happy and safe country

     

     
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    The FTC has these words of caution for consumers who are thinking about responding to a foreign lottery:

    If you play a foreign lottery — through the mail or over the telephone — you’re violating federal law.
    There are no secret systems for winning foreign lotteries. Your chances of winning more than the cost of your tickets are slim to none.
    If you purchase one foreign lottery ticket, expect many more bogus offers for lottery or investment “opportunities.” Your name will be placed on “sucker lists” that fraudulent telemarketers buy and sell.
    Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself. Scam artists often ask for them during an unsolicited sales pitch.

    The bottom line, according to the FTC: Ignore all mail and phone solicitations for foreign lottery promotions. If you receive what looks like lottery material from a foreign country, give it to your local postmaster.

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