1. My sister received 2 award notifications the first from Santa Lucia Security Company, S.A. via snail-mail, postmarked Malaga, Spain. Because she has Parkinsons disease she asked me to intervene on her behalf.
I spoke to "ANTONIO", phone #011-34-653-087-043, fax #011-24-940-469-402, who requested that she send E1,320.00 via Western Union to "ALBERT ROMEO", Amsterdam Holland, in order to expedite a 2-day International Wire Transfer of funds in the amount of E715,810.00, winnings from the La Primitiva Lottery International Promotions Programme.
He requested a copy of the Western Union Transfer to be e-mailed to him. Antonio represented Santa Lucia, and after the wire transfer was completed he requested she call "MONRENES", the bank representative from "BANCO SAPALEN". I googled the banks name and it came back without a hit. The lotery notification was signed by: "SR. JOSE MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, Promotions Director."
Both gentlemen I spoke to had slight African accents, which I detected from having visited Africa on many occasions.
2. Nationwide Sweepstakes, Customer Service Phone #1-778-895-8325, New York, NY 10097, Claim #FN-545-2005, in the amount of $199,500.00, representing their client: International Lotto Syndicate, signed by Craig Richardson-Finance Director, w/ offices in Australia, belgium, Canada, Congo (RDC), Brazil, France, Germany, Hong-Kong, Italy, Japn, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK.
They sent her a check drawn from First Western Bank & Trust, Account #77-1044-913, Minot, ND 58701, Maker: U.S.B. Associates Inc., PO Box 990, Minot, ND 58712-0990, Ck. #060025, in the amount of $1995.00, paid to the order of my sister, Christine Mausia. Signature unclear. Her instructions were to present to bank for payment, keep $495.00, Western Union the balance ($1500.00) to "DOROTHEE NZOLA," Lubumbashi, Congo. Her money transfer tracking # 7965730149. She contacted me after the fact and I recommended she inform her bank immediately. Check was returned marked "Fraud," and she is now responsible for the amount of check. Bank recommended she file a police report but due to her Parkinson's, she is only doing it today (5/12/06). I have all copy's of all transactions.
Palm Springs, California