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March 12, 2009 - Safeco Insurance Company (which is a member of the Liberty Mutual Group in Boston) has been made aware of a number of fraudulent lottery letters claiming to be from the “BC Million Dollar Lottery” and which include counterfeit Safeco checks.
These fraudulent letters claim that the recipients have won a lottery, and the letter is accompanied by an official looking Safeco check. These are counterfeit Safeco checks and should NOT be deposited or cashed. The lottery letters often require the recipient to call an international phone number and to submit personal and banking information.
Safeco does not sponsor, promote or engaged in lotteries. Our business is insurance, not lotteries.
If you receive one of these letters or counterfeit Safeco checks from the “BC Million Dollar Lottery” or other similar lottery, we strongly recommend that you NOT attempt to deposit or cash the check, and do not send any personal information or money to the Million Dollar Lottery.
To report these fraudulent lottery letters and counterfeit checks you can email us at abuse@LibertyMutual.com.
Additional resources regarding these types of frauds and scams may be found at Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Alert - International Lottery Scams.