- Report: #1114858
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Complaint Review: Mega Millions Lottery International Co
Mega Millions Lottery International CoPO Box 233405 Sacramento, California USA
Mega Millions Lottery International Co Mega Millions Lottery Net Ltd, MegaMillions, Mr. Mark Fisher lottery fraud, lottery scam, tax fraud, nonexistent company, using fake PO Box Sacramento California
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Four days ago my elderly mother got a call from a "Mr. Mark Fisher" at "Mega Millions Lottery" and she was told that she had won $1.5 million USD. He told her that she should start thinking of herself as a millionaire and that her money problems are a thing of the past, and to boot, they are throwing in a luxury car. Mom was tickled pink, but confused. When she told him that she had never played any lottery he said that she had won the prize as a result of a random drawing based on one of any number of purchases she might have made at some retail store or other. He told her that all she needed to do was send him $600 to cover the advance taxes on the winnings. So the next day my poor old mother, suffering dementia, walked two miles in sub-zero temperatures to a drug store to follow his instructions. He had advised her to buy a "Green Dot Bank Money Pak" card and load $600 on it, then call him back with the card number. In a case of mixed blessing, Mom's own confusion saved her $500, because she accidentally put only $100 on the Money Pak card and the other $500 on a Green Dot Bank pre-paid Visa debit card which she learned later required registration before she could use it. She could not figure out how to register it. When she called the man back he happily drained the $100 from the Money Pak card and hounded her to quickly load the other $500 on the card, urging her to act quickly because the prize claim deadline was coming up. Mom meant to comply. She had thus far told no one about this transaction, hoping to surprise us all.
So today Mom called me at home and asked me to come over right away because she needed help with something very important. She said to drop what I was doing and rush over there. Upon arrival, heart pounding in my chest, she showed me the cards she had purchased and asked me to help her to register the Visa debit card and then call "Mr. Fisher" back to read him the number. So I had her tell me everything. I was dismayed for her, as that $600 represented every cent she had. I then called Mr Fisher myself.
The Sacramento, CA phone number connection went through several audible node-switch clicks and then a grumpy man with the worst English I had ever heard said simply, "Allo?" I said that I was calling about the lottery. He said "Oh, joo want meester Mark Feesher." I said yes, and he handed the phone to another man with nearly unintelligible English. This guy said he was Mark Fisher. I asked him very cordially what company he worked for. He asked why I wanted to know. When I told him who my mother was he shuffled through some papers and then remembered her. He had a pre-rehearsed answer for every question and objection that I had. He told me that my suspicion was preventing my mother from a life of luxury, that he needed the balance of $500 right away so that he could send the agent from Bank Of America to Mom's door with the cashier's check for the full $1.5 million and the paperwork for the luxury car. So I said that we wanted to turn down the lottery prize and get a refund of the "tax" money she had already sent him. He fought me tooth and nail on this, but then eventually agreed. When I asked him how she would get the money he said that he was not able to re-credit the Money Pak card and that the refund would come in a check in the mail. Needless to say, I am pretty sure Mom is out that hundred bucks.
In an act of sheer gall, Meester Feesher was kind enough to call me back on my cell phone (the number to which I had not given him) ten minutes after we had hung up and offered to email me the "official" document outlining the whole promotion [i.e., scam]. Wanting to see this with my own eyes, I gave him my email address (with some trepidation) and he did send it - from a free Gmail account. It is an absolute masterpiece of MS Word and cut & paste graphics, completely devoid of any street address, web URL, tax ID#, or any other official traceability and bodly flashing not only the IRS letterhead but the Great Seal of the President of these here United States!
I have that fake doc now an am happy to send a copy to anyone who'd like to see it.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/11/2014 07:04 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mega-Millions-Lottery-International-Co/Sacramento-California-95823/Mega-Millions-Lottery-International-Co-Mega-Millions-Lottery-Net-Ltd-MegaMillions-Mr-Ma-1114858. 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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