March 9, 2016 – Lottery Scam – Fraudulent British Columbia Lottery Cheques

OLG has been made aware of a scam where fraudulent cheques that appear to have been issued by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) are targeting individuals in various parts of the country. If you have not initiated a lottery prize claim with BCLC, you should not trust an unsolicited cheque that appears to be from BCLC.

Anyone who receives an unsolicited cheque should not try to cash it. They should report it to BCLC’s Customer Support Centre at 1-866-815-0222.

The only time BCLC will mail a cheque is when a player mails a ticket to BCLC for a prize claim.

BCLC is working with law enforcement officials and has alerted its banks about the fraudulent cheques.