Federal Gaming Commission

Denise –

Victim Location 49349

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man named Jack Doyle keeps calling and stating he’s part of the Federal Gaming Commission. He gives the Fed ID # of 1386. He says he wants 1% (16,000) and Danny would receive 1.6 million dollars. Danny refused.

Amanda –

Victim Location 83442

Total money lost $900

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was called by a man claiming to be Gary, a Gaming Commissioner out of Las Vegas. He wasid he was contacting me on behalf of the Federal government to let me know that I had won $750,000. He said his number was 702-765-4472, but I would need to contact Sue (202-558-4561) or Donald (202-470-3926), the Federal agents that were going to hand deliver my check. When I called the first 202 number, I spoke to someone who claimed to be a Federal agent and he told me that I would need to send $900 to insure the two agents while they traveled to me. When I said I didn’t have the money, he asked me to take out a payday or car title loan. He said I’d be able to pay it off the next week and not to worry about it. I did take out a car title loan in Idaho Falls. I told the woman who did the loan I was going to pay it off quickly due to lottery money I won. I then took the $900 cash to the grocery store where I told the clerk I was wiring money to pay for my lottery winnings. The money went to Joregecalderon Diaz in Costa Rica. I was told by the Federal agents that, like Puerto Rico, was basically a US state. I wired the money and waited. Shortly after I got a call saying I needed to send another $500 to Manuel Vargas Hernandez in San Jose, Costa Rica and when I said I didn’t have that much more money, the guy calling me started screaming and swearing at me. That’s when I started to wonder if it was a scam.

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