• Report: #278056

Complaint Review: North American Shoppers Sweepstakes

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  • Submitted: Tue, October 09, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, October 09, 2007

  • Reported By:Castlewood Virginia
North American Shoppers Sweepstakes
P.O. Box5162 Bedford,NS,B4A 1B5 Newark, New Jersey Canada

North American Shoppers Sweepstakes,Publishers Clearing House,Readers Digest And Internet Casino Beware of this scam i recieved. Newark New Jersey

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I received a brown envelope postmarked from canada,stating i had won $68,000.00 from North American Shoppers Sweepstakes. They said I was selected through a ballot system drawn from over 500,000 shoppers. They said our firm has secured for the percentage surcharge to be paid as commission on your winning prize to the lotto regulatory board, saving you trouble they sent a check for $4,985.00 to be paid on charges, fees, and taxes prior to receiving your winnings. After calling the number given in the letter, a woman answered and reassured me the check was good and to take it to the bank and deposit it and call her back to let her know how long the bank was going to hold the check. When i got off the phone with her, I went to the bank and was told the check was fake. Luckily i had heard about a similar scam and was skeptical of depositing it into my account and I am so glad I didnt because i have found out that some people around me have been scammed by this same company and they have suffered tremendousely. Please tell all your friends and family so this doesnt happen to you or someone you know.

Carlos
Castlewood, Virginia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/09/2007 05:47 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/North-American-Shoppers-Sweepstakes/Newark-New-Jersey-07102/North-American-Shoppers-SweepstakesPublishers-Clearing-HouseReaders-Digest-And-Internet-278056. 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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