Police: Monroe woman reports lottery scam

Police logoA Monroe woman contacted police Jan. 29 after receiving an email telling her she was the winner of $1 million in the U.K. Megamillions Lottery in England.

The email stated the woman could collect the prize by paying a $300 fee. The email came from “Mark W. Marek,” who claimed to be “assistant director in charge of the FBIs.” (The FBI acronym had an “s” in the email, police said.)

Realizing it was a scam because she had never entered the British lottery, she reported the suspicious solicitation to the police. She said she wanted other people to be informed of the scam.

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