The British Columbia Lottery Corporation and CTV News warn people that there is a new scammer trying to use a Lotto Max winner’s identity to trick people online and defraud them. Someone is pretending to be a recent B.C. Lotto Max winner Christine Lauzon and offering free money to desperate people from all around the world in a scheme to defraud them.

Ms. Lauzon from Burnaby, British Columbia won a Lotto Max jackpot worth CA$70,000,000 last October. Back then when she acquired her cheque, she told the BCLC, that she plans on sharing the huge windfall with her family, and speaking with a financial advisor on what to do next. Now, the imposter is using a picture of her with the prize and her name to trick people in need.

Beware of Fake Facebook Accounts

CTV News informed that they have contacted the BCLC about the matter. The Crown corporation has then managed to get in touch with Ms. Lauzon and now confirms that she is not responsible for the fake Facebook profile. The imposter uses the profile to supposedly help people out by offering them money to resolve the issues at hand.

The fraudster has even set up several fake accounts who have made posts about thanking the fake Ms. Lauzon for her financial help of CA$10,000 with no strings attached. One of the fake accounts explains how Ms. Lauzon has helped them pay the mortgage of the house and others claim that she helped them to recover their business undertakings.


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