I was lucky that I read the Report #269828 from Jon, from San Jose, Ca.
On the letter sent (very professional) October 17, was the last day to claim the reward package. I did not call. I went straight to the internet & Googled.
Ripoff Report had the information I needed. Below is the copy of some of the letter.
Scotia Financial Services Inc. September 28, 2007
5810 Morris Street Halifax NS B3J 1B3 ref. No. 0060/TR/..../..
Union City, Ca. Trip Reward Notification
We are pleased to inform you of the results of the NORTH AMERICA HOLIDAY REWARD PROMOTIONS/LOTTERY PROGRAM held on September 27, 2007.
Your name attached to ticket 225-1198652357-... with Reference No. 0060/TR/..../.. drew the lucky numbers and consequently won the prize. You have therefore been selected to recieve a lump sum payment of US$28,500.00 in cash and a holiday cruise. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Reader's Digest, Publishers' Clearing House databases and names of vacationers from Asia, Australia, Middle East, Gulf Countries,...,... as part of the International Promotions Program, which is conducted quarterly. (very convincing)
As stipulated by the International Winning Endorsement Act for the unconditional release of winning prizes, all prizes must be released within two working days upon the payment of all necessary fee. Please find enclosed a check in the amount of US$2,953.32... from one of the corporate sponsors payable to you. This is an assistance check for the payment of the service charge and the international clearance fees leaving a balance of US$25,546.68 that will be paid out to you. ( This must be real!)
To avoid fraud and double claims which may result in disqualification, you are ADVISED TO KEEP YOU WINNING INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL until all prizes have been claimed. This company shall not be liable for any false claim.
(That did it, I better call right now!)
For further instructions please contact your claims manager ABRAHAM GOODWIN at 1-902-412-9177 once you receive this letter of notification.
REMEMBER, all reward packages must be claimed before October 17, 2007. After this date all unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Congratulations from all the members and staff of this organization.
The Check is even better
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
1840 Century Park East
LOS ANGELES, CA. 90067 DATE 09/28/2007
TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE DOLLARS AND 32/100 CENTS
PAY TO THE ORDER OF Void after 90 days
I hope the above information will help catch them.
Any other information please call.
Union City, California