|Be careful about lottery winning number prediction services!|
Be careful about lottery winning number prediction services!
- Do not put too much trust in them as there is good chance of ending up with a fiasco ... unlikely to get refunds -
Consumers’ crave for a jackpot oftentimes drives them buy lotteries*. And many of them rely on lottery winning number prediction services**(“lottery prediction services”). Increases in consumers being victimized in such regard highlight the need to pay particular attention.
* Online lottery sales: (2017) KRW 3,700 billion → (2018) KRW 3,900B → (2019) KRW 4,300B
** Services that offer numbers allegedly likely to be winning numbers in return for money.
In 2019, the Korea Consumer Agency (President Lee Hee Sook) received consumer redress requests in relation to the lottery prediction services, more than doubled compared to 41 in 2018.
* Lottery prediction service consumer redress requests: (2017) 48 → (2018) 41 → (2019) 88
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