Shaw Finacial Incorporated
Lottery, Resources Management & Payment Verification
Head Office: 305 Main Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 90014
African Office: 3445 Oliva Road, Cape Town, South Africa 2000
Spain Office: 144 Western Avenue, Malaga, Spain 28001
England Office: 2269 King Edward Road, London, United Kingdom ET8 6CT
Letter started as Dear Sir/Madam
That they were pleased to bring me this offical notice which confirms that I am the 2nd prize winner in the second catagory of the USA Department Sweepstakes Lottery held on July 20th, 2012.
The letter had a claim # and stated that a serial # attached to my name matched the first lucky winners, and that I had subsequently won US $253,685 ( Two Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty Five Dollars).
They Shaw Finacial Incorporated had also enclosed a check to me in the amount of US $ 4, 685.00 and stated which has been deducted from my total winning to help pay for the processing fee. ( Processing Fee: $3, 940 US Dollars.
The letter went on to say that Shaw Fincial Incorporated has been assigned by the sweepstke Organization to inform all winners and pay them off thier money. And the remaining of my winning prize $250,000 will be in a CERTFIED CHECK, which will be delivered to me by thier special courier company UPS or Fedex.
Then said I was adviced to contact my CLAIM AGENT: David Morgan, Mon.-Fri. (am-6pm and Sat. 9am-1pm to Start my Claim Processing and to Activate enclosed Check .
And therefore went on to state for me to Please do not act on this notice until I contact my claim agent to avoid cases of misappropriation and mishandeling of prize monies.
And then stated they were very pleased and excited for me then signed by the Promotion Manger-Lisa Walker
At the bottom of the letter was a small deatchable form for me to fill in my name, address, phone # and signature with date to give to the UPS/Fedex driver at the time of receiving my certified check of $250,000
So I called the claim agent-David Morgan to get check activated.
He ask me if I had a checking account, I said "no, not yet". So he proceeded to say to call him back when I get a checking account so I said "ok"
Even though it took me 3 months to get my checking account open, I confronted the lady at my bank with the check after I opened my account and told her I would like to call this claim agent right in front of her and place him on speaker phone so she can wittness what David Morgan/claim agent then says...
Needless-to-say, my banker said that they do not fool with such checks as they ARE A FRAUD and what would happen is it is thier way of collecting $4, 685 from me and when my bank would get this check back, I would be overdraft and be held responsible for the $4,685 !!!
Therefore the one complaint I have seen here besides mine is NOT the first complaint I have heard on this company!!!
Also the legit-LOOKING enclosed check for the processing fee to be activated by the claim agent was FROM THE Valley Business Bank under the REALTY FRENSNO TRUST ACCOUNT with address 7600 N INGRAM #104, FRENSNO, CA. 93711
Therfore I wanted to report here so thers will be well aware of this FRAUD!!!
p.s. If you ever receive such a check, it may be best to check with the BBB and you can also visit to check for complaints by checking a pho. # or address of any suspicious activity of frauds or to check for complaints at spokeo.com