Orangeburg, SC asked in Consumer Law for South Carolina

Q: I have received a document in the mail "Notice of decision to award $1,000,000.00" and "Prize payout decision Request"

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D. Nathan Davis
D. Nathan Davis
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Throw that notice in the trash. No one is going to award that kind of money to someone unless you are entered some contest. It appears that you do not recognize the company sending you this notice.

If you decide to contact them, they will quickly want you to send them money for handling or some other reason. This is how they make money. Why would anyone just give you money. Such a prize would be part of some advertising strategy and there is none in this instance.

Run away before you lose the money you have.

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