Mega Millions warns of lottery scams amid big jackpot

You're right, Mega Millions is urging caution due to a rise in lottery scams coinciding with their substantial jackpots.

Here's a breakdown of the situation:

Scammers exploit excitement: Criminals take advantage of the public's heightened interest during periods with larger jackpots.

Deceptive tactics: They lure people into believing they've won a big prize through various means like emails, texts, social media messages, and even phone calls.

Fake prizes: Often, they offer vehicles or large sums of cash as fake rewards.

Fake prizes: Often, they offer vehicles or large sums of cash as fake rewards.

Here's how to protect yourself: