More Lotto Scams Take San Franciscans
We've written in the last week about two different convoluted lotto scams going down on the San Francisco streets. Well, they also come by phone, in a variation on the Nigerian scam.
A victim in Visitacion Valley was contacted on her landline and told she'd just won the lottery. The only thing between here and that prize were a few processing fees, actually $6,250 worth of them, payable by check to various addresses.
Police says they don't suspect the phone scams are related to the street ones, conducted by the modern-day counterparts of Boris and Natasha.
Usually the police can only report these phone scams to INTERPOL, he says.
Of course, we're assuming if you're reading the Snitch, you're probably savvy enough to steer clear of such deceit. But we'll put it out there anyway.