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Published February 09, 2013, 09:19 PM

Devils Lake man is scammed out $50,000

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) -- An elderly Devils Lake man is out 50-thousand dollars in a sweepstakes scam.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) -- An elderly Devils Lake man is out 50-thousand dollars in a sweepstakes scam.

Police say the man is in his 80s, he made several payments the last few months to the phony company. He was told he won a 48 and a half million dollar pot, but to collect he needed to pay fees.

Police say it's a common scam. The scammers used a legitimate company name in this case, "U.S. Sweepstakes," but had money sent to a different address.

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