Knowing from the first words out of his mouth this was a scam!!
First call was at 5:30 am PST, from Mr Miller with the American Cash Award. Telling me that I had won 10.5 Million Dollars. All I had to do was give him my bank information for the amount of $425. I told him no way, but when the individuals showed up at my house to delivery the money, then was escorted to my bank, once the bank verified the amount was available and this is not a fraud/scam I would provide them with the money. He said that would be just fine, his supervisor would be contacting me at 8:30 am PST to finalize the arrangements.
I was provided with a tracking # 2027496910; a reference # 825431; a package # 834102. The caller ID on my phone: 1-876-379-9199, name Kingston, JM.
The phone rang at the precise time, it was Oliver Dickson, General Manager with American Cash Award. Listening to his speech, I then told him I had some questions to ask him prior to anything else transpiring.
1. The address and phone number of the company? 303 Vegas St., Las Vegas NV.
2. The names of the individuals who would deliver the money? Michelle White, Sandra Books, Robert Robertson and John Palmer. Also Raymond Brown from the IRS (dispatch #11021) and David Hall (New York, badge #04157).
These people would arrive at my home at 12:00 pm, but prior to then I was to send $450 (different amount from Mr Miller) by Western Union to DEVRON FROYZE, OCHORIOS (off shore account), Jamacia. He even provided me the Western Union phone #800-325-6000 to find a local agent. He would call me back in ten minutes to see if I had found an agent and how long it would take me to send the money. I told him I did not trust this, he said he could not touch the money until he had received the numbers from me given to me by Western Union, (I have never used Western Union).
He called back exactly 10 minutes, I told him to call me back at 11:00 am, the money would be there and I would then be home by 12:00 pm when the group arrived.
I called the FBI and the IRS, they both informed me this was a scam. That federal agencies do not get involved with these things, delivery of award money. I was given the phone numbers to the Federal Communication Commission 1-888-225-5322 to report this because it was done by phone; Federal Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357 because it was a scam. So I called and filed complaints.
Mr Oliver Dickson called back again about 10:15 am, told me the money would be delivered at 11:30 am instead of 12:00 pm. At this time I informed him I had research this company online, with the FBI and the IRS, also the Western Union stated once the money was placed he could get it immediately, he only needed ID to collect, I would be out $450, he was a liar, fraud and scam artist, then hung up. He called back immediately tried to out talk me, said his company was ligit and of course the FBI and IRS would never tell they would be involved with award money for security reasons. But he had no comment about getting the money from Western Union. He asked me, don't you want the money, I told him no. Good Bye. This group is very good they have been in business several years according to the FTC, be careful, don't fall for these guys. They have answers for every question you ask, just be very careful.