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SCAM artists are getting even more creative in trying to rip you off. Several new tricks involve bogus claims that you have won a prize.

CA Lottery's Donna Cordova reveals the con and explains how to avoid falling victim.

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Security & Law Enforcement requests your assistance with identifying any of the suspects shown in these videos or bulletins.

Anyone knowing the identity of these suspects is encouraged to report their information to Security & Law Enforcement toll-free at 800-LOTTERY (800-568-8379) or at (916) 822-8282. Your identity can remain confidential.

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Wanted- Suspect, Stolen Lottery Tickets - Los Angeles

On 07-19-14, suspect forced entry into the West L.A. Car Wash, 11350 W. Olympic Blvd., in the city of Los Angeles and took over 100 CA Lottery Scratchers Tickets. Any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact 916-822-8282 or 1-800-LOTTERY.


Wanted- Burglary Suspect, various Los Angeles County stores

Occurred between April 13-27, 2014 at multiple Lottery Retailers in Los Angeles County. Any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact 916-822-8282 or 1-800-LOTTERY.


Wanted - Robbery Suspect, Cora's Market - Norwalk, CA

Cora's Market, 16109 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk, CA. Occurred on January 16, 2014. Any information as to the identity of the suspect, please contact 916-822-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY.


Wanted - Burglary Suspects: Smith Ranch Deli

Smith Ranch Deli, 101 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. Occurred on December 6, 2012. Any information as to the identity to this suspect, please contact 916-822-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY.


Wanted - Burglary Suspect: Southside Mini Mart

Southside Mini Mart, 3110 Myers Street, Oroville. Occurred on July 25, 2012. Any information as to the identity to this suspect, please contact 916-822-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Francesconi #102. Case No. 12-1516.


Wanted - Burglary Suspects: 7-Eleven Store

7-Eleven Store, Thornton Road, Stockton. Occurred on May 13, 2012. Any information as to the identity of these suspect, please contact 916-822-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Webb. Case No. 12-997.


Wanted - Burglary Suspects: Exelent Food Store

Exelent Food Store, 221 E. “C” Street, Colton. Occurred on April 8, 2012. . Any information as to the identity to this suspect, please contact 1-800-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Albert Lewis #109. Case No. 12-739.


Nighttime Burglary Suspect Case No 12 2234

Wanted - Nighttime Burglary Suspect. Occurred at the A-One 76 Gas Station located at 376 Lewelling Bl. In San Leandro Ca. Occurred on November 6, 2012. Any information as to the identity to this suspect, please contact 916-822-8282, or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Denis Maffei. Case No. 12-2234


Wanted- Burglary Suspect- Easy Stop

Wanted- Burglary Suspect- Easy Stop, 3256 Foothill Blvd., Oroville. Occurred April 23,2012. Any information as to the identity of either suspect shown on this surveillance video, please contact 916-822-8282 or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Elisa Webb #117. Case No. 12-858


Wanted- Armed Robbery Suspect- Gold Star Market

Armed Robbery Suspect- Gold Star Market, East 9th Street, Pittsburg. Occurred on November 20, 2012. Any information as to the identity of this suspect, please contact 916-822-8282 or 1-800-LOTTERY. Investigator Thomas Tom #103. Case No. 12-2339.


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