How to protect yourself from spending on sweepstakes
• If you get sweepstakes offers in the mail, read all the details in the promotional material very carefully.
• Don't assume that you have already won something even if the marketing makes it seem like you have.
• The sweepstakes offer may also include offers for merchandise, which you may not need to buy in order to have a chance to win.
• Some vulnerable consumers may be buying merchandise in the hopes of winning - look out for your family and friends - some warning signs can include unusual packages of items that the buyer may not want, or cannot use, and may have never opened.