How Can You Win This Battle?
It’s been a long time and you’ve bought ticket, after ticket, after ticket (or you’ve played online time and time again). Now finally, you’ve gotten the big prize. Hurray, it’s time to collect! As exciting as this moment may seem, there will be one thing standing in the way of your cash pile – the unresponsive lottery agent support. What can you do about it? How can you win this battle? This is a strategic guide that will take you through the steps and help you emerge triumphant (and a little bit richer).
Do the Homework before Getting Started
It may be a bit too late to start investigating an online agent after you’ve allegedly won. By that time, you’ve spent tons of money and chances are that you’ll never see any returns.
Why? It’s simple – you’ve been scammed.
Online lottery agents are like mushrooms after rain – a new one will pop out every hour. With so many options to pick among, you’ll probably get confused. Some people commit the mistake of sticking to what seems to be most promising, what seems to be offering the highest returns.
This is a bad, bad strategy and here’s why:
Unless you do a bit of research, you’ll never know which lottery agent is a legitimate one. We live in the digital world, for Christ’s sake. You have access to tons of information. Use this information to determine whether an opportunity is legitimate before you spend anything on it.
Websites like Lotto Exposed are especially created for the purpose of uncovering scams. You can still have fun with lotteries. Just go to the Lotto Exposed forum and see what others are saying about online lottery agents. On top of keeping yourself informed, you’ll also make a few buddies along the way. Meeting similar-minded individuals can be tons of fun.
So Now What?
Since online lotteries are becoming so incredibly popular, there also seems to be stricter control over the proceedings of such websites. Chances are that you’re using a legitimate one, especially if you’ve done your homework.
So, this takes us to the main question – what do you do about a lottery agent that isn’t responsive? Whether you’ve won or you’re experiencing a technical issue, getting help from someone will be essential. After all, your money’s at stake.
For a start, do the ABCs of getting in touch. Call the phone listed on the website. Send an email. If you don’t hear back from the support – send another. If there’s online live support – hit the chat. Send them messages until someone eventually responds.
There’s no need to get crazy if you don’t hear back from the support in a few hours. Chances are that they’re experiencing technical difficulties. Chances are that they have a small support team that simply can’t process all of the inquiries in a fast manner.
Still, if you don’t hear anything from the agent in a day or two, it’s time to take more serious actions.
Is there an address listed on the site? There should be a correspondence address, even if the online agent’s headquarters are located in another country.
If the website itself doesn’t feature an address, try using whois.net. This website gives you information about the person or the entity that registered a website. Sometimes, the information will be hidden. In other instances, however, you’ll get an additional address or a company phone that you can call to direct some attention to your case.
Go Through the Terms and Conditions Once Again
If you’ve assaulted every possible communication channel and you still haven’t heard from the lottery agent, it may be time to do a bit of reading once again.
Every website has a terms and conditions section. Yes, the one that nobody pays attention to. Well, guess what – we should all pay attention to the terms and conditions, especially when potential financial losses are concerned.
Go through the entire document once again. This doesn’t mean scan through it. Read every word to understand the procedures, the conditions and the manner in which winners collect their prizes. There could be some information that you missed the first time around.
Reputable websites also tend to have a separate section dedicated to claiming winnings. These will usually be different for winners from certain countries. Manual identity verification may also be needed. This could be one of the reasons why your account is currently suspended or why the money isn’t on its way yet.
Whatever you do – don’t panic. Getting in crazy mode isn’t going to lead to anything productive. Unless you’ve come across a scam, chances are that the issue will be sorted out. One again – it’s up to you to take care of your security. Don’t know how to get started? Here’s our list of legitimate lottery agents that you can rely on.
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