Here are a few tips to protect yourself and avoid lotto scams:
- Only play games at authorized Baba Ijebu retailer shops.
- If you didn’t play a Baba Ijebu game at a particular date, you didn’t win. Don’t
- The lottery doesn’t notify you when you win; you are responsible for checking your winning tickets.
- You’re never required to pay money up-front to receive a winning lottery prize.
By learning to recognize the top warning signs of a lotto scam, you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
- Lotto Scams Want You to Pay to Receive the Prize
We will never ask you to pay fees to participate or to receive your Baba Ijebu win. You should never have to pay handling charges, service fees, or any other kind of charges up front to receive a win – those are sure signs of lotto scams.
- Lotto Scams Use Free E-mail Accounts
If you receive a win notice claiming to be from Premier Lotto, Baba Ijebu or Baba Ijebu, but the email arrived from a free account like Hotmail or Gmail, you can be sure that you are working with a scammer.
Sometimes scam artists will spoof the email address so that it looks like it’s coming from a legitimate company, even when it’s not.
- Scammers Tell You You’ve Won Games You Don’t Remember Betting On
You can only win games you play. This is another reason why it makes so much sense to organize your game tickets; when you receive a notification, you can easily check to make sure that you actually entered that sweep.
To be absolutely sure, look up the telephone number for the sweepstake sponsor, and call and verify your winnings. Do not use a telephone number given in your win notification unless you can verify that it is legitimate from another source like a phone book.
- Scammers Pressure You to Act in a Hurry
Lotto scammers have a very good reason for wanting you to act quickly: they want to ensure that they receive their money before you see the original result for the game you didn’t play or you read an article like this one and realize that you are being defrauded.
If you feel like you are being pressured to make a decision before you have the time to ensure that the win is legitimate, you should be very suspicious.
- They Don’t Know Your Name or Other Info
Many scams send thousands upon thousands of fake SMS or emails to every number or address they can get their hands on – often without knowing the name of the people they’re contacting. If your win notice has a generic salutation like “Dear Sir,” it’s a good indication that you’ve received a sweepstakes scam.
- Lotto Scams Contain Many Typos
It’s possible that any company could make a mistake when typing out a win notification. However, glaring errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation should set off red flags in your mind. Many lotto scam messages are created by people with poor command of English language. Be very cautious of any win notices that have a lot of errors.