HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Police are alerting the public of a Spanish Lottery scam.
A police spokesman says a letter arriving in local mailboxes states the recipient has won a large amount of money from a foreign lottery, and the recipient needs to call a certain law firm to process the claim and collect winnings. The spokesman says once the recipient calls they will be required to pay taxes for the winnings in advance or a processing fee.
Hattiesburg police ask that anyone receiving these letters please contact local law enforcement.
See an example letter here: http://i.imgur.com/Miixg.png