Seems a shame we always have to be on the alert for people trying to scam us, but it’s just the way things are these days. The latest scam to turn up in our area involves the lottery. A Bass Lake resident got a voice mail telling her she was the first place winner in the Megamillions game. All she had to do to claim her money, was to pay a processing fee. Of course, if you get one of these phone calls, ignore it. It’s a scam.