Some of those con artists have claimed to be connected to Mega Millions in error.

Nobody would ever receive a call, text, or email about winning a prize from a Mega Millions agent.

Scammers employ a variety of techniques, and frauds take many different shapes.

Unwary consumers may be contacted by the thieves via social media, email, phone, or cell phone.

They claim to have won a sizable prize, such as money, a car, or other goods, and inform their intended victims.

They occasionally provide a "free play" that yields a "reward."

Even though Mega Millions is a game and not an organisation, they could describe themselves as being with Mega Millions or another respectable lottery.

They are quite persistent and will employ a variety of strategies to attempt and persuade the unwary customer to provide personal information.