Resident Falls Victim to Phony Lottery Scam

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A Park Forest resident recently reported losing thousands of dollars through a phony sweepstakes scheme.

An officer was dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on December 11 to investigate a report of fraud.

A resident related that she received a letter purporting to be from a representative of ING Direct informing her that she was the winner of a Sweepstakes and Lottery Draw held on October 1, 2008, in the amount of $450,000. The letter included a check in the amount of $4,950 that was a . . .

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