How To Spot Sweepstakes Scams

Your giveaway dream win can quickly turn into a major hassle if the email announcing you were a winner was actually one of the many sweepstakes scams trying targeting the gullible. Providing your private info to the scammers compounds the problem, and this is technically being “phished,” a victim of identity theft.

Instant Wins Are About Timing

People who like to enter sweepstakes wonder what it takes to win at instant wins. They concern themselves with all kinds of things, figuring they were disqualified. Paranoia runs to many areas, such as the judging agency doesn't like them for some reason. They suspect they may have won too many sweepstakes and contests before, and won't be picked again.