This is the second time I receive a counterfeit check, except this time, the check was issued from a company located in La Vergne, TN. I have contacted the company in TN to let them know that checks are being issued throughout the U.S. with their imprint on the check.
After receiving a counterfeit check prior to this one, I am very cautious about receiving checks in the mail, especially since I haven't entered any contests and/or lotteries.
Any time a consumer receives a check in the mail, they should NOT deposit the check into their accounts, due to the fact that it will totally turn your world upside down.
The consumer will encounter every type of fee their bank can and will charge. Such as bad check fees, insufficient funds fees, etc.
The check I received the first time turned my world upside down, now with this check, red flags jumped up everywhere.
This check is in the amount of $2,996.80 to pay for International clearance fees in the amount of $2,845.00. After these funds are paid, they in turn say they will send me a check for $114,000.00.
The total of $114,000.00 is what is left from a grand total of $120,000.00 minus $6,000.00 which is 5% sponsor's commission.
PLEASE, consumers beware of these types of checks. Do Not Cash or Deposit. Contact an attorney, or Rip-Off Report.com to report these types of scams.
The letterhead for this scam reads "Imperial Foundation Lotto", and it states in the body of the letter that I should contact MY claim agent.Her name is Monica Johnson, of Alpha Financiers, 335 Brandon St. Ste 404, Winnipeg, MB, 1-204-952-8416.
The letter states that I should call Ms. Johnson to authorize and activate the check before 02/08/07.
What will happen when you call is that said agent will just tell you to deposit the check and call back once this has been done.Then said agent will want to know, during the second call, if your checks have your personal information imprinted on them.
Said agent will also tell the consumer, "Call me back once you deposit the check, then I'll tell you where to go to send the money for the 'clearance fees'
And why should anyone who wins the lotto keep it confidential? If and when I should ever truly when the lotto, no way will I keep it confidential.
Once all is said and done, and the consumer tries to contact the agent to find out when they will receive their winnings, there will be no agent to contact.
The phone number is either a cell phone, or phone number that is no longer in service. That will be the end of your lotto winnings. And your money is also gone.
So consumers beware!!!