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 »

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

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?

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 »

According to The Blaze, a person must have a valid Social Security number in order to claim lottery winnings. In an example in an article on their website, an illegal immigrant who won the lottery was arranged to be depo... More »

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 »