This is not the first scam I have encountered and I will post on the next one....I am FURIOUS that the US Postal Service is delivering these letters and checks to people's homes and breaking the hearts, wallets and criminal records of millions and I for one want to be in on a class action lawsuit against these companies that are responsible! This is not only fraud but interstate fraud, deception, mail fraud, all FEDERAL OFFENSES and I want to see someone punished for this and I want to receive the money that I lost on the first scam I fell for that cost me my entire savings of $2,986.00 but I also want compensation and lots of it! More than these checks that were sent out to the innocent and naive public!
The first time that I received a check was last month in February. I had never heard of these scams in my life and I took the check for $2,986 down to my bank, they varified that it was real and cashed it, I paid some bills and put the rest into a CD for my kids...I had NEVER had money like this before so I was so happy and I thought too that my prayers had been answered...until a week later when the bank called me to tell me the check was a fraud and that I had to pay the bank all of that money back or face criminal charges! How can people be held responsible for paying these checks back when it was not our faults to begin with? I am now out ALL of my savings and in debt, nothing has gotten better since this scam! Then to break the cake...last week I receive yet another check from this GLOBAL FOUNDATION LOTTO, drawn on Wells Fargo Bank for the amount of $2,975.00, I took the check to my local WELLS FARGO BANK, the teller ran it and the rounting number came up good, I thought, wow, maybe this time it would be for real, my car was sitting outside with no gas, I had not even one dollar in my wallet, if this was real I could recoop the losses from the last months incident and be back on my feet a little again...the teller said, it appears to be a real check and I was really happy, until she said, wait, I need to check out one more thing, the signature...well that was the rock that killed all of my hopes...the signature came back as fraudulent! I am tired of this and furious that people are being taken like this and why is it, if the US Postal Service is aware of this fraud, why then are they distributing these letters and checks in the first place? I am emclosing a copy of how my latest letter read, please people DO NOT CASH THESE CHECKS THEY ARE NOT REAL THESE COMPANIES ARE FRAUDULENT BEWARE!!!!!!!
Here is a copy of my letter:
GLOBAL FOUNDATION LOTTO
UNITED RANDOM DRAWS
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT **** ******
Winner Code: AAMC-40078
March 23, 2007
You are hereby informed that after the just concluded Global Foundation Lotto held in Dublin, Ireland; you emerged as one of the winners in the third catagory, CONGRADULATIONS!!! Participants were selected via a computer ballot draw from one million five hundred Thousand names (1,500,000) drawn from Europe, Asia, and North America. Your name attached to coupon number 076-87445 with serial number 306-740 drew the lucky numbers of 02-13-23-29-43 which subsequently won the lottery in the third catagory. You have therefor been approved for the lump sum of $120,000 USD (ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY). this is from a total cash prize of $3,500,000USD (THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)shared among (Eighteen) international winners in different catagories. This is an annual competition organized since the New Millennium in our noble drive to go global.
A sponsor's check of $2,975.00 is enclosed to assist you finance your International clearance fees of $2,840.00 Your clearance fees should be forwarded to our designated North America Agent. However, you will receive a total of $120,000 minus $6,000(5% sponsor's commission). Invariably, you will receive a total of $114,000. Your agent will give you further details. IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING OR UNWARRANTED TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM BY PARTICIPANTS AND THE PUBLIC, WE THEREFORE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU KEEP THIS AWARD HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL UNTIL YOUR WINNING HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND MONEY REMITTED TO YOU.
To commence your claim, contact your agent, JERRY SMITH, of EXCEL FINANCIERS at, 4567 Stonewood Ave, Suite 405 SK, and an accredited agency to GLOBAL FOUNDATION LOTTO at 1-306-351-1792
Note that all prizes must be claimed not later than APRIL 4th, 2007. Ensure you contact your agent for the AUTHORIZATION of your check.
CONGRADULATIONS Once again!
MICHAEL Les JALMET
People please beware of all types of crap like this, it is not legitimate! The other one that took me for $2,986.00 was called WESTERN CANADA LOTTO it is a scam as well!!!!!!
East Moline, Illinois