Stop asking for money to become contest winner

2013-08-18T00:00:00Z Stop asking for money to become contest winner nwitimes.com
August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Six days a week, my mail slot is stuffed with envelopes addressed to me with announcements of my winning thousand — and even million-dollar sweepstakes of which I am not all aware I am a contestant.

But — and this is where it really gets interesting — I must first send a check in the amount of $5 to $15.95 to register my eligibility in these so-called contests of which I have already been named a winner.

I have responded to two of these (with no check) and explained that as a senior citizen, I have limited funds for something like these "contests," so "please send me my winnings and I will immediately send substantial donations to the addresses provided."

Where does this operation end?

— Sophie Kucan, Merrillville

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