ALC warns about lottery fraud scams

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation is warning the public to be vigilant about potential lottery fraud scams.

ALC says a variety of scams target Atlantic Canadians on any given day, using the names and logos of legitimate companies.

The latest lottery fraud email indicates the recipient's email address was drawn in a promotion and has won a large prize in U.S. funds.

The "winners" are then urged to contact a supposed Atlantic Lottery prize claim agent and provide personal details.

While members may receive notifications of wins via email, Atlantic Lottery says ignore and delete any suspicious emails.