BBB reports Americans lost millions to lottery scams during the pandemic
CNN– Americans lost millions of dollars in sweepstakes and lottery scams during the pandemic. According to a report from the Better Business Bureau, it totaled $227 million. Government agencies also saw reports of financial losses increase during 2020.
The BBB says quarantine and isolation may have played a factor last year. Scammers primarily target older Americans through social media, email or phone .