Sweepstakes Under Fire

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 35•08 Mar 3, 1999

Attorneys General from 11 states met in Indianapolis last week to discuss ways to crack down on mail-in sweepstakes like Publishers Clearing House, which they claim use deceptive mailings to trick people into buying products to help their chances of winning. What do you think about sweepstakes fraud?

  • “The publishers have to find some way to clear their houses. If not sweepstakes, how?”

    Linda Kendall –
    Piano Teacher

  • “Hopefully, this will end with Ed McMahon leading police on a spectacular high-speed chase in the Prize Patrol van.”

    Ronald D'Acquisto –
    Systems Analyst

  • “So far, I've spent $47,840 on Jack & Jill subscriptions, and still no gigantic novelty check.”

    Roy Almon –
    Cashier

  • “I always watch the Super Bowl naked just in case I'm the live-TV grand-prize winner. Here's my dick, America.”

    Kenneth Winfield –
    Delivery Driver

  • “The public is being preyed upon by unscrupulous con artists. Save us, Stone Phillips!”

    Denise Briggs –
    Speech Therapist

  • “The public should be protected from blatantly false claims they are stupid enough to believe.”

    Richard Dade –
    Attorney

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