ED Magedson – Founder
US Sweepstakes Direct111 Walls Street New York, New York USA
US Sweepstakes Direct Sweepstakes, Fraud, Refundable Fee New York New York
I received a call that my caller ID identified as an "Private Number" caller. It was a man (Jason Fox) claiming to be from US Sweepstakes Direct and he gave his number as 917-338-3415 ext 628. He also claimed that I was the second place winner and had won $487,000 in the Publisher's Cleaning House sweepstakes. My award packet had allegedly been sent to me several weeks ago but I had not responded to let PCH know what my intent was with my prize. Since, according to him, PCH cannot contact prize winners, they turned over my details to US Seepstakes Direct and that"s why he was calling me.
He then said that according to his computer. PCH was going to have 2 security personnel to accompany my sweepstakes check delivery tomorrow morning between the hours of 9:00 -10:30 and that I would need to have a picture ID as well as a receipt for my 1% refundable registration fee. When I questioned this, he gave me the following so I could call PCH directly to get more information from them: 773-828-5015.
I called the number and a man answered it and sounded like he was in an apartment building with the windows open in the background (traffic like nosie). The man indicated to me that I could pay the 1% fee by a moneygram at your local Wal-Mart Store or any CVS Pharmacy so you can have trackable documentation. He assured me, though that it was refundable and that I would get it back within 72 hours. The man gave me 2 names to send the money to: Marlon Bellefleur and Mr Antony Reeves in New York as agents. In addtion, he stated it was critical that send money as soon as I can so I can receive my money/prize check by tomorrow delivery.
How can I get my 1% of $487,000 so call refundable fee?? I have learned a valvable lesson during trying time. Keep your money in the bank and do not trust anyone. Please help!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/03/2013 04:52 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/US-Sweepstakes-Direct/New-York-New-York-11325/US-Sweepstakes-Direct-Sweepstakes-Fraud-Refundable-Fee-New-York-New-York-1072688. 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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