• Report: #435696

Complaint Review: Ambassador International World Sweepstakes

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  • Submitted: Thu, March 19, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, March 19, 2009

  • Reported By:Anchorage Alaska
Ambassador International World Sweepstakes
8097 Butterfield Drive Elkridge, Maryland U.S.A.

Ambassador International World Sweepstakes/Handa Trudel/Laura Allen/Michael Simmons "AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION" Scam letter and check Elkridge Maryland

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Here's how this letter reads:

RE: AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION:

Congratulations on your success as one of winners of North American Utilities draw held on Monday April 24th, 2008. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system, drawn from 149,000 telephone numbers and utilities bills of the individuals who sign up for the services. Your ticket number: 1645, with the serial number BR-717 emerged as one of the winning tickets. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $46,500.00USD cash, which is the winning payout for the series. This is from total prize money of $25,234,000.00 shared among the winners.

Our firm has secured for, the percentage surcharge to be paid as commission on your winning prize to the Lotto Regulatory Board, saving you the trouble. The check for $2,9600.00D enclosed covers the charges/fees required to be paid, prior to receiving your winning. Keep winning confidential until your prize money is received to avoid multiple claims.

Please call your payment coordinator Mrs. Laura Allen or Mr. Michael Simmons at 1-514-802-1711 as soon as you receive this notice to assist you in finalizing the payment process.
Congratulations!

Regards,

{a signature that could possibly be the name below}

HANDA TRUDEL
Director Public Relations.

I googled the company name and get the RIPOFF REPORT info right off the bat. I noticed that another 2 other people in Alaska received the same letter with the exception of a different Company Name (Global International...) and the "payment coordinator" names were different. I contacted contacted a couple of goverment agencies regarding this. Don't know if these contacts will do anythng for this type of scam, but it was worth it to me!!! This kind of scams have been around for awhile, but with the way things are going now - receiving a letter and a check like that could be very enticing and another might not look into it!!! Who knows what kind of damage these people could do if you actually called them!!!

Anyways - please be alert for these kind on scams as I know a couple of people who have fallen for them and ended up paying ALOT more than what the check was for not to mention all the other problems that goes with this type of scam.

KCV
Anchorage, Alaska
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/19/2009 01:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ambassador-International-World-Sweepstakes/Elkridge-Maryland-21075/Ambassador-International-World-SweepstakesHanda-TrudelLaura-AllenMichael-Simmons-AWARD-435696. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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