Overseas Subscribers Agent, USA Mega Jackpots
Overseas Subscribers Agents are ticket sellers for super lotteries such as Euromillions and USA Mega Jackpot.
Their sleek mail outs include letters headed with a fake $750,000,000 cheque or a share certificate made out in your name.
Single award payouts are advertised as $75,000,000 to $300,000,000. Tickets or shares in syndicates typically cost between $27 to $100.
The return envelope is marked “International Processing Center” with an address in The Netherlands.
“We are legitimate agents for a variety of government lotteries, having disbursed substantial winning payments for 17 years, since 1988, and have earned the trust and confidence of citizens around the globe, including clients in Australia,” the letter reads.
“Be advised that there are deceptive operations that have recently engaged in criminal activities that have misled and materially harmed numerous people, creating scepticism that affects legitimate operations such as OSA and others.”
Hang on OSA – aren’t you breaking the law in Australia and the USA?
Our advice is that it is illegal to promote overseas lotteries in Australia. USA laws also prohibit the cross-border sale or purchase of American lottery tickets. Check out the US Federal Trade Commission for further information.
Aside from the illegal conduct, WA ScamNet has general concerns about these types of ticket sellers:
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