Counterfeiting is a serious national crime that has the potential to harm or destroy a business of any size. Thanks to today's technical advances, computers, copiers, and printers can produce counterfeit money that's hard to distinguish from the real thing.
Federal law makes it a crime to mail letters or circulars containing lottery material including tickets or forms claiming to represent tickets, chances, shares, or interests in lotteries.
Mail fraud is a scheme to get money or anything of value from you by offering a product, service, or investment opportunity that does not live up to its claims. Prosecutors must prove the claims were intentionally misrepresented and that the mail was used to carry out the scheme.