One of the most common types of fraud involves phony prize offers.   Although it is tempting to think you could be a winner, proceed very cautiously, because in all likelihood you will not be the winner.   No matter how the offer is packaged, they almost always cost you money.   It’s not a prize if you must make a purchase, provide a donation or send an advance payment for taxes, handling fees or processing charges; in fact, Georgia law prohibits charging for a prize.  Any promotion in Georgia must disclose clearly the verifiable retail value of each prize offered; the odds of receiving each prize if an element of chance is involved; any limitations on eligibility; the geographic area covered by the notice; and which, if any, prize you would receive for attending a seminar or presentation.  Additionally, a list of all winners must be made available.