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In order to get the prize, the "winner" must first pay federal taxes and then duty fees.A release fee is also requested, if the scam gets that far, Hickman said.The detective added that a 77-year-old Culpeper man paid the scammers $67,000 in such fees in late July and early August, while a 73-year-old Culpeper woman was hit for $11,000.Hickman said that the caller poses as a representative of a group that dispenses lottery winnings and then transfers the victim to someone posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent for tax questions.
Further adding to the confusion, the bank listed is real but the account isn't.
"This makes people far more susceptible to a scam of this type," Hickman said.
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