20 November 2006 A surprise lottery win? Chances are it's a scam! SCAMwatch has seen a steady increase in reports about lottery scams, particularly from older Australians. If you receive a lottery scam, delete or destroy it. 29 September 2006 A gamble that won’t pay off There is no guaranteed way to make money from betting on the horses— but there are some scammers around who want you to believe that there is.