Tahoka Woman Loses $9,000 To Latin Lotto Scam - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/1/03

Tahoka Woman Loses $9,000 To Latin Lotto Scam

Con artists using the Latin Lotto Scam have struck again. Last April NewsChannel 11 first warned you about this scam and more than a year later, it continues to plague West Texans.

The latest victim, a Tahoka woman who lost $9,000 on Saturday after she was approached by con artists in a Slaton store. The victim was told she could collect on a $24,000 lottery ticket if she paid $20,000 up front. The victim said she only had $9,000 and a passer-by then offered to cover the difference. The woman gave her part to the couple and once they reached Lubbock the couple disappeared.

The Texas Lottery Commission says this doesn't have to happen to you, if you remember one thing.-"If it sounds to good to be true it probably is."

The commission also recommends that if you are approached by someone who appears to be running this scam you should get away and call police.

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