More and more consumers are receiving misleading or downright fraudulent mail promotions. These promotions take several forms. Some examples are:
Consumers should be particularly suspicious of one of the most prevalent forms of mail fraud, notices that you have received a prize, in some cases a very expensive prize like a car or vacation. Usually, you have to purchase a product, for example, a lifetime supply of cosmetics or large amounts of vitamins, to be eligible to receive the prize. In fact, few of the prizes are awarded, and of those received, most are worthless.
Contact your state or local consumer office or Better Business Bureau if you have any doubts about promotions you have received in the mail. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.