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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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