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Comptroller Warns Of Lotto Scam Involving Phony State Checks

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning New Yorkers about a lottery scam involving phony checks.

DiNapoli says scammers are sending out letters with counterfeit checks that appear to be issued by the state and telling people they have won a lottery or sweepstakes drawing.

The letters ask recipients to send money in order to get their full winnings.

DiNapoli says the checks have his forged signature.

New Yorkers who receive one of these letters should call the comptroller's fraud hotline at 1-888-672-4555. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP