• Report: #360199

Complaint Review: PCH, Baking Co., Bank Of America, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Keith Roberts, Harvey Armstrong

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  • Submitted: Thu, August 07, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, August 07, 2008

  • Reported By:Michigan City Indiana
PCH, Baking Co., Bank Of America, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Keith Roberts, Harvey Armstrong
7801 Fitch Lane Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

PCH, Baking Co., Bank Of America, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Keith Roberts, Harvey Armstrong I called Bank of America verified it was an account but they could not say funds where available traveled 30 miles to find out, could have suffered hundreds in overdrafts as I stated to bank. PCH had to sell my information to these people How did they get my info. Baltimore Maryland

*Consumer Comment: Indeed

*Consumer Comment: Some questions...

*Consumer Comment: Some questions...

*Consumer Comment: Some questions...

*Consumer Comment: Some questions...

*Author of original report: I also called PCH and they told me this was a scam they would send a certified letter or PCH truck

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I received a letter and a check in the amt of $5,779 from PCH for outstanding fees that had not been paid by PCH directly?!! The letter stated I had won $1mil sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, from Mr. Keith Roberts with a security code. Letter stated to call Mr Roberts before cashing check, so I tried to call no ans or mailbox full. At bottom of letter I was told to contact Harvey Armstrong an IRS agent for safety and security reasons. I called Bank of America in Balt. MD and was told after revealing routing and account # this was a valid account but they could not hold check amount or verify funds. After coping check for my records I noticed the word VOID on check, which can not be seen by the naked eye. So I did not deposit in my account. I am upset Bank of America could not hold funds I could have suffered hundreds in overdrafts, I was told told in violation of the law. Well how did these scamers get my info had to be from PCH who sold my info. No more $5K a week for life for me
I am MAD with system, I cried since I am broke and going through fraud commited by a deceased person from a reputable insurance co., who will not reissue ck for $7900 and bank will not reimburse either. It is raining in my home no locale funds What going on Legal System

Disabled, Mad and Broke,

Taleathia
Michigan City, Indiana
U.S.A.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Indeed

AUTHOR: Atlanta Guy - (U.S.A.)

You can get ANYONE'S address and other vital info on the web. It doesn't take a genius. And, you can purchase mailing lists off the web ( which is what these scammers are probably doing ). It doesn't cost much to purchase a thousand names and addresses.
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Some questions...

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

You mentioned the letter asked you to contact Mr Roberts before depositing the check. Did the letter also have information that you were supposed to deposit the check and then forward a portion by Western Union to then receive the full amount? This is one of the oldest scams out there, but the companies had no part of it. The scammers use real companies and have stolen the account numbers of real companies. The scammers send you a check, you deposit it, you sent the money and then the check you deposited comes back as fraud and you lost the money you wired.
But, again the companies mentioned are not part of the scam. The bad guys use their names to have the mark (you) trust them enough to fall for the scam. As far as your information being sold by PCH, I don't think it was. It's not hard to come up with someone's name and address which is all it takes to initiate this scam. It sounds like you did not lose any money which is great. But again your anger should be directed at Mr Roberts and his fellow scammers, not the companies that had nothing to do with this.
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Some questions...

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

You mentioned the letter asked you to contact Mr Roberts before depositing the check. Did the letter also have information that you were supposed to deposit the check and then forward a portion by Western Union to then receive the full amount? This is one of the oldest scams out there, but the companies had no part of it. The scammers use real companies and have stolen the account numbers of real companies. The scammers send you a check, you deposit it, you sent the money and then the check you deposited comes back as fraud and you lost the money you wired.
But, again the companies mentioned are not part of the scam. The bad guys use their names to have the mark (you) trust them enough to fall for the scam. As far as your information being sold by PCH, I don't think it was. It's not hard to come up with someone's name and address which is all it takes to initiate this scam. It sounds like you did not lose any money which is great. But again your anger should be directed at Mr Roberts and his fellow scammers, not the companies that had nothing to do with this.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Some questions...

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

You mentioned the letter asked you to contact Mr Roberts before depositing the check. Did the letter also have information that you were supposed to deposit the check and then forward a portion by Western Union to then receive the full amount? This is one of the oldest scams out there, but the companies had no part of it. The scammers use real companies and have stolen the account numbers of real companies. The scammers send you a check, you deposit it, you sent the money and then the check you deposited comes back as fraud and you lost the money you wired.
But, again the companies mentioned are not part of the scam. The bad guys use their names to have the mark (you) trust them enough to fall for the scam. As far as your information being sold by PCH, I don't think it was. It's not hard to come up with someone's name and address which is all it takes to initiate this scam. It sounds like you did not lose any money which is great. But again your anger should be directed at Mr Roberts and his fellow scammers, not the companies that had nothing to do with this.
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AUTHOR: Striderq - (U.S.A.)

You mentioned the letter asked you to contact Mr Roberts before depositing the check. Did the letter also have information that you were supposed to deposit the check and then forward a portion by Western Union to then receive the full amount? This is one of the oldest scams out there, but the companies had no part of it. The scammers use real companies and have stolen the account numbers of real companies. The scammers send you a check, you deposit it, you sent the money and then the check you deposited comes back as fraud and you lost the money you wired.
But, again the companies mentioned are not part of the scam. The bad guys use their names to have the mark (you) trust them enough to fall for the scam. As far as your information being sold by PCH, I don't think it was. It's not hard to come up with someone's name and address which is all it takes to initiate this scam. It sounds like you did not lose any money which is great. But again your anger should be directed at Mr Roberts and his fellow scammers, not the companies that had nothing to do with this.
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#6 Author of original report

I also called PCH and they told me this was a scam they would send a certified letter or PCH truck

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

After calling PCH home office representative informed me all winner are notified via certified letters or PCH truck but how did these scammer get my information had to be sold to company. I am very angry no more PCH sweepstakes for me! No more $5k a week for life only to take you to purchasing offers on-line.
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