COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - We've all heard it before, the typical phone scam claiming you've won a million dollars, but you just have to pay a fee up front. It may be the oldest scam in the books, but it's back with a new twist.
Lottery phone scam
"The first day he called 25 times, and the second day he called 19 times," Caroline Sintas said.
Sintas got this voicemail from a scammer: "Caroline what are you trying to do? Take the money. Are you trying to be a crook?"
The voice belongs to a stranger who has called Sintas 46 times in the last two days.
Why? Because Sintas wasn't falling for his lottery scam.
"I got a call from Tony Wallace telling me that my husband had won $1.5 million, $200 in cash, and $5K a month for the rest of his life," she said.
In order to get the money, the caller said all they needed was a down payment of $195.
"I said you can't get it from me, I have no money," she said.
The scammer even said a news crew like KRDO would come to Sintas' door to film the check being delivered - but - that was all fake.
Random calls from strangers about winning millions are bogus.
If they try to send you money, realize that's their attempt to loop you into the scam.