SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego officials are warning veterans and seniors about a lottery scam that appears to target them and uses the county's official seal to appear legitimate.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Tuesday that her office is investigating the scam, which cost an elderly couple about $23,000 after they were asked to send insurance and tax payments, along with other information, to gain a lottery windfall.
The couple had been sent a faxed letter with the official San Diego County seal and a photocopy of a $2.5 million check made out to them as proof of their win.
The letter thanked them for their service and said the winnings would be deposited into their Navy Federal Credit Union account after taxes were paid.
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