LA Sheriff’s warn of “Shot at a Million” Lottery Scam

If you want to get registered for a chance at a million dollars you can only do it online. You have to go to to get registered. What happens if someone calls you telling you they want to help you get registered? It’s a scam.

The actual “Shot at a Million” is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health. It is one last push to get Louisiana residents vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

According to news reports from all over the state, Louisiana residents are being targeted for a scam that seems totally legitimate. The way it works is that a resident will get a call to “help them register for the Louisiana COVID Lottery”.

The criminals will act like they are being helpful and ask for your information that they can turn around and use later. They’ll ask for your social security number, date of birth and they may even ask for your bank information just in case you win the million dollars so they can deposit the money.

This is called “spoofing” which by definition is the act of disguising a communication from an unknown source as being from a known, trusted source. It can be an email, or as in this specific case, a phone call.

If you receive such a call you are asked to contact the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 259-9021.





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