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Consumer Alert: Beware of Lottery Scam from Fictitious Entity "World Bank Group"

The below cited fictitious entity and its representative are perpetrating a lottery scam promising consumers millions of dollars, by sending prize winnings through junk emails using anonymous email addresses.

If you were tempted to reply to such mail, you would soon be asked to pay a “processing fee” of several thousands of dollars. Further, they would attempt to obtain your bank account information. They use your bank account to create lines of credit and bank drafts payable to themselves.  Be warned, they promise millions but first you have to pay.       

World Bank Group
John Evans Lane, Director of Debt Settlement Department
2015 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

This entity is not located in the District of Columbia and is not licensed to conduct business in the District of Columbia. Do not respond to the email or provide any personal information or money, if contacted.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Enforcement and Consumer Protection Division of the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking at (202) 727-8000.

Published Oct. 5, 2015