- Report: #697503
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: IRD - Imperial Reporting Center - New York
IRD - Imperial Reporting Center - New YorkP O Box 9101; Bethpage, NY 11714-9101 P O Box 9002; Levittown, NY, New York United States of America
IRD - Imperial Reporting Center - New York J. Reitman - Prize Data Release Office Mailed me a "Prize Data Document Report" indicating that I would "receive direct access to the Sweepstakes & Contest Money" P O Box 9002; Levittown, NY , New York
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This paperwork indicated that I "will receive direct access to the Sweepstakes & Contest Money and Prizes of $1,250,000.00."
All I have to do is receive this money, etc is to send IRC a check for $19.99, supposedly a "reporting fee."
I could retype the entire content of the papers here, but I have seen other complaints contalining same and don't think there is a need to repeat. I have receiveed the identical paperwork as these others reporters.
The paperwork states that "is a Real and Actual Matter." Also, I am to complete and return the required paperwork within 12 days of receipt.
This is a ripoff like so many before it. A legitimate sweepstakes or contest does NOT require the winner to send them money FOR ANY REASON before the winner can receive the prize.
Also, though this ripoff appears to have a post office box in 2 different towns in New York State, I think it is quite obvious from the grammar, wording, etc in the paperwork that this is not from a natural-born American. It is too stilted and uses phrasing that simply isn't not used in American English.
Somebody find these thieves and shoot them or at least jail them!
Personally I am smart enough to know that this is an out and out ripoff, BUT there are a lot of people out there, particularly the elderly or non-native Americans, who are simply not knowlegeable or sophisticated enough to recognize this. And those are the people that this type of ripoff counts on -- the people who can least afford to caught up in this thing.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/19/2011 01:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/IRD-Imperial-Reporting-Center-New-York/P-O-Box-9002-Levittown-NY-New-York-11756/IRD-Imperial-Reporting-Center-New-York-J-Reitman-Prize-Data-Release-Office-Mailed-m-697503. 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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