- Report: #454245
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Complaint Review: Gold Rush International Lottery Services
Gold Rush International Lottery ServicesLas Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.
Gold Rush International Lottery Services Calling to Inform You That You Have Won 2.5 Million Dollars Las Vegas Nevada
*Consumer Comment: There is no prize.
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He wanted me to go to a Western Union and send $250 to an individual, Mary Bunkle, located in Louisville, KY. This was to cover the insurance and security of getting the check to me. (Supposedly refundable after I got the check). If I paid it tonight they would arrive tomorrow morning between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Gave me a phone number to call if I did it and an alternate in case I couldn't get a hold of him. By the way, had to put me on hold for another in coming call. Should also mention that I could hear someone in the background making a similar call.
He asked if I wanted them to come with a camera crew to film the event and if I wanted them to escort me to the bank. Also, if I wanted my name published or confidential.
Asked me if I was familiar with Western Union, Fed EX, BBB, & IRS. Said he needed to fill out a T19 tax form.
As he tried to convince me that this was for real, I went to the BBB to see if they had any listings for this company and there was nothing (for a business that is suppose to be 30 years old).
Informed him that I was checking the business out online. He inquired where, I told him BBB and there was no listing of such business. He said that Gold Rush doesn't have a web address because they don't want other people getting our information. I didn't buy it.
I am a person of great faith which I did not mention and somehow he knew this and tried to persuade me that he was too and even quoted a Bible verse. Still didn't buy it.
Eventually, he told me I was too skeptical and challenging. He could not deal with me any more and hung up.
Is it not illegal to require payment for the claiming of a prize?!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/21/2009 07:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Gold-Rush-International-Lottery-Services/Las-Vegas-Nevada/Gold-Rush-International-Lottery-Services-Calling-to-Inform-You-That-You-Have-Won-25-Milli-454245. 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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