• Report: #384350

Complaint Review: UNIVERSAL REWARDS & TRUST

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  • Submitted: Thu, October 23, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, October 24, 2008

  • Reported By:benson North Carolina
UNIVERSAL REWARDS & TRUST
285 BAT ST. TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA M5G-2N7 TORONTO, Ontario Canada
  • Phone: 905-598-5854
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  • Category: Liars

UNIVERSAL REWARDS & TRUST RECIEVED A CHECK FOR 4,875.00 DOLLARS 2,875.00 WAS TO BE PAID BY WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM directly to the goverment tax agent keeping the winning confidential not to attempt use the check until i called, was told to deposit the check and call them back tried twice to open an account to deposit said check the banks told me it was a real check but there would be no funds aviable TORONTO Ontario

*Consumer Comment: This is a Classic Rip-off, not usually company named!

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They sent me a check for 4,875.00 dollars and told me that 2,875.00 was to be paid by western union or money gram was to be paid directly to the goverment tax agent.

Not to use the check until i called keeping the winning confidential , called told to deposit tried twice by opening an account was told there would be no funds aviable,leaving the account with a negitive balance.

So inturn they wouldn't open the account.DAMN i thought christmas was going to be good.

Lpeach
benson, North Carolina
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/23/2008 11:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/UNIVERSAL-REWARDS-TRUST/TORONTO-Ontario-M5G-2N7/UNIVERSAL-REWARDS-TRUST-RECIEVED-A-CHECK-FOR-487500-DOLLARS-287500-WAS-TO-BE-PAID-BY-384350. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

This is a Classic Rip-off, not usually company named!

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

Simply put: If you're a "winner", better you ask yourself the following
1) Did I ENTER this contest? If the answer is NO, it's a scam.
2) Do they ask you to send money via Moneygram/W.U. or other wired funds?
NO LEGITIMATE SWEEPSTAKES WILL DO THIS!

They play on your need or greed to steal what you have!

My wife and I were both "hit" with something like this-but there are inconsistancies in the check. Take a CLOSE LOOK.

Is the company on the check the same as in the letter? If not, take it to the POLICE.
Is the address of the financial institution spelled correctly? I got one that had an incorrect address!

Find the bank, and call them. Verify the account/account holder.

Check the address of the company! Seems smart, right? I did on one of them we received- no such company at the address stated!

Is it out of country? They've been coming from Canada. This is a classic scam. Take it to the police, postal service, or other authorities. They might be able to set up a "STING" to nab the perpetrators. Just ONE caught will be a warning to all who try it!
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