Winning the lottery is a dream for just about anyone and most people have bought a few lottery tickets in their life just to see if winning was in the cards. The desire for getting money is so powerful for some people that they are completely taken in by lottery scams and don't even realize that they never had a chance in a lottery because the experience was a complete scam. The most common type of lottery scam is usually one where the victim is told he or she has won a fortune and only needs to send in some money for processing fees in order to pick up the funds.
The victim might mail or wire money to the fraudster and won't ever get his or her check in the mail for all those winnings. Sometimes this type of fraud even leads to identity theft when the bank account information is stolen. There are also many scams that involve the purchase of a lottery ticket online that isn't actually connected to a legitimate lottery. This is a scam that just encourages people to throw money away on an imaginary dream. If you feel you've been the victim of lottery scam fraud, visit ScamGuard.com for more info on lottery scams and how you can find help.