Most common scams originating in the Benin Republic, as of 2015, involve sending money over the Internet and include asking for money for travel costs, visas, adoption costs and to pay fees associated with lottery winnin... More » Government & Politics Law Is This Illegal?

Located in West Africa, Benin's boundaries are the countries Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger and it has a short coastline along the Bight of Benin. It is a long, narrow country with a land area of 42,985 square mil... More » Geography Africa

Common Internet romance scams to watch out for involve people who victims meet in chat rooms or on social network or dating sites who profess romantic feelings and then ask for money to handle sudden emergencies, warns t... More » Government & Politics Crime
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Some government scams of which to be aware involve individuals impersonating government officials, pretending to be a sheriff, the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service officials. These im... More » Government & Politics Law Is This Illegal?

For tax purposes, lottery winnings count as regular individual income, just like wages, with the rate is based on the taxpayer's total earnings. A lottery jackpot will probably be taxed at the highest federal individual ... More » Business & Finance Taxes Income Tax

Though some states differ on the dollar amounts, lottery winnings in excess of $600 must be claimed from an official, state-operated lottery office by presenting the appropriate forms and the original winning ticket. Sma... More » Hobbies & Games Contests & Gambling

How you claim your lottery winnings will depend on the amount of your prize and the drawing that you've won. Depending on your location, most retailers will provide the funds for prizes of $600 or less. You have between ... More » Hobbies & Games Contests & Gambling