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Sweepstakes scam costs Toledo couple thousands

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The sweepstakes scam is going strong these days. A Toledo couple has already lost thousands to one.

If someone calls you out of nowhere and tells you that you’ve won a contest you didn’t enter, that’s something you don’t want to mess with.

Bruce and Magdalena Greenfield recently won a $2 million jackpot. At least they thought they did.

“It was Mega Millions or some kind of lottery business,” said Bruce Greenfield.

It was a lottery they hadn’t played but with mounting medical bills they thought it was a big break.

“We don’t really want to get into gambling but desperation led us into it,” said Magdalena Greenfield.

The supposed lottery company first needed $500 for fees. The couple deposited the money into a bank account. Then it was $200 for this and $300 for that until the amount got well into the thousands.

“They were saying something like it was for delivery charges or some expense that sounded fairly…

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