HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) – Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro are advising residents not  to respond to a letter  claiming to be  from Governor Dannel Malloy and bearing a replica of his signature,informing them that in return for  payment to cover state taxes, they will receive  the Readers Digest Sweepstakes prize of  $5,000,000 and a Mercedes Benz.

Rubenstein says the letter is not from  any office within the  State of Connecticut,particularly that of the Governor.He says it is a  common example of a scam letter and should be ignored.He says  loud alarm bells should go off anytime you are told  you won a contest  you  did not enter or  that you are required to pay  money before receiving a prize.

Attorney General Jepsen  says all residents should use caution  when it comes to unsolicited phone calls,faxes, letters or  emails.



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