10 Ways To Spot A Sweepstakes Scam

sweepstakes scamCONGRATULATIONS, YOU WON A NEW iPAD! – These messages can be seen while browsing the web in the form of banner ads or in your email box.

The prizes may differ but the goal is typically the same, the person advertising the message wants to capture your information.

The question is, for what purpose?

There are hundreds of legitimate companies that use free product giveaways to get people to take an action, whether it is signing up for a service or buying a product to enter.  A common example of this is a candy bar or soft drink where there is a sweepstakes inside the label.

But online it can be difficult to spot a sweepstakes scam, so here is our top 10 list of things to look out for: [Read more…]