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Lottery scam warning

A lottery prize scam is currently operating across Canada.

Fraudsters have been contacting the public, claiming to be representatives of fictitious but legitimate-sounding organizations, such as the "International Gaming Commission" and the "Canadian Gaming and Lottery Commission." Neither organization exists.

The scam operates via fraudsters telling members of the public that they have been selected as winners of major prizes, which can be claimed by paying a fee.

AGLC does not call people to tell them that they have won a prize. There are also no prize claim fees.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is aware of this scam. Anyone who has been targeted in the scam may call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or online at