Snowball systems, prize draws and competitions
- Article 43 of the Executive Ordinance(LGA, SR 935.511; in German, French or Italian)
- Participation in gift circles is a punishable offence and entails great financial riskMedia release, 10.9.2002, in German, French or Italian
Beware of false lottery win notifications:
English-language letters and e-mails informing the recipient that they have won an apparently large sum of money in a foreign lottery have recently been discovered in circulation in Switzerland. The Federal Office of Justice urges anyone who receives such a communication not to respond, much less to pay the administration fee that is demanded before the alleged lottery win will be paid out.