We recieved a strange letter in the mail, professional-looking envelope, etc., with a generic letter inside which said:
CRM Rewards Department
501 40th street Bldg A
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(My Name)---->They did not even list the entire name- just the first 2 letters of 1st and last name...
(1st two letters of 1st & last name again),
We are trying to reach you with Good News! We tried to reach you at (my work phone number).
It is very important that you call us Toll Free at:
Your Pin Number is: xxxxxxx6072
Rewards Department Supervisor
Call 11:55 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST
Monday thru Friday
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
Okay, i thought it was suspicious, but my husband called just to see what was going on. They told him he would recieve free magazine subscriptions, free country-wide vacations WITH paid hotel stays, and one million dollars. My husband asked the lady how they got his info, and why this was happening to him, and she said he used his debit/credit card @ a hotel, and they saw his "record" and that he was a good-standing customer, but they would not give him specific details about where they got their information, or how they managed to "pick him." Then they started asking him about his debit card info, and what type it was. They said it would cost $4.25 to ship him a certificate which states he is the winner. He pretended to be in the car and "couldn't find his debit card" and he said he would call them back when he got home, and give them the info. He got off the phone, and we looked this scam up. What on earth would've happened if we gave them our banking information??? I bet they would've drained the bank account. We have not called them back & don't plan on it, but now i am worried they are going to start calling us all the time, since they have our contact info. If they continue to send us letters, we are just going to write "return to sender" on the envelope. =)
Kansas City, Missouri