Shopper’s Sweepstakes Scam Alert 06 Sep 13

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office is alerting area residents of a sweepstakes scam that is making its way through the mail.

Officials say the letter states “You are the Lucky winner of a Shopper’s Sweepstake.  You won the Shopper’s Sweepstake  by shopping at one of the following North American Stores:  Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Costoco, Home Depot, Office Depot Staples, Best Buy, etc.”

The letter also says you are not to disclose the letter to anyone and it is not to leave your residence because it holds your claim number on the enclosed check.  It also says you are to call your claims consultant to have them remit your winnings to you within three working days.  Authorities say that will not happen, it’s a scam, and you should not respond and do not cash the check.