My elderly friend gets letters from sweepstakes saying he had won 1 M, cars, etc. How can these scams be stopped?

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They ask for $20. We cannot get him to stop sending the money - I'm sure that he has sent over $500. We would like to report these companies but don't know where to start. He only has a very small pension to live on and he also has two dogs to feed. We just feel so helpless because he just doesn't understand this is a scam. Where can we begin?

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It will be almost impossible to stop these scams from mailing to your friend's house as he has already answered some, thus he's is now on a mailing list for other scammers.

Only thing someone can do is set up a Post Office Box for this elderly friend, and have all his mailed redirected to the PO Box... that way, whomever picks up the mail can toss all the junk mail.
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You file a mail fraud complaint with his post office.
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