(REXBURG) – A lottery scam is targeting eastern Idaho. The Better Business Bureau says scammers are calling residents telling them that they’ve won the lottery.
Potential victims are told that they can collect their winnings by paying a small transfer fee, which requires the disclosure of banking information.
Officials say that while it’s easy to spot the scam, some Idahoans have lost more than $90,000 from people claiming to represent the Idaho Lottery.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Josh Friesen, Idaho State Journal
Deanne Coffin, KPVI