Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Sweepstakes Scams

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is warning residents to be cautious of sweepstakes scams that continue to circulate around the state.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says there are a few warning signs that a supposed sweepstakes “win” is a scam.  Tip-offs of fraud include sweepstakes that ask you to pay fees to participate or receive a prize; notices of winnings that don’t list a name and instead include genetic salutations like “Dear Sir”; correspondence that includes glaring errors in spelling or punctuation and sweepstakes that instruct recipients to wire money.  Those that have questions or would like more information about sweepstakes scams or other scams can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or visit an informational page on the Attorney General’s website at

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