A letter head that looked real from publishers clearinghouse!
PUBLISHER'S CLEARING HOUSE INC.
11255 Woodworth Ave, Suite 403, Yonkers NY, 10701. Regulated by the Free Trade Commission and the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of USA & Canada.
June 16th 2008
RANCIE XXXX then address(withheld for safety)
Awards Claim Final Notification
After numerous attempts to reach you by phone have failed, we are pleased to inform you through this letter that our network system shows you as the lucky winner of unclaimed prize money in the amount of $500,000.00 USD. The system indicates that you were selected as a winner for the May 2008 sweepstakes draw. All the participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Readers Digest, mail in ballot forms, internet submissions, Publishers Clearing House, computer games sweepstakes database which are from USA and Canada.
Enclosed is a check for $4, 998.00 USD (FOUR. THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT DOLLARS) payable to you to pay for applicable processing fees and must be deposited into your account only after speaking with your claims agent.
Your claim number is PCH-0325137-VY. We ask that you keep your claim number confidential until your claim has been properly processed and funds remitted to you as part of our security protocol to avoid any DOUBLE CLAIMS.
ALL PRIZE MONEY MUST BE CLAIMED BY JUNE 30TH 2008. Please call your North American Claims Agent Mr. Raymond Beck at 1-866-733-7922 Ext. 1 upon receipt of this notification for further instructions. Publisher's Clearing House offices are open Monday through Friday 1O:00AM to 6:00PM EST.
For further validation or to obtain your verificatlion code please contact the Internal Revenue Service office 1-514-652-8631.
(Computer Signature Ramond Pierce)
Raymond Pierce Director of Claims
Code of conduct, ethics, underage and responsible gaming disclaimer: Publisher's Clearing House Inc. and all its affiliates do not in anyway promote illegal, underage gambling or gambling to those who live in a jurisdiction where gambling is considered unlawful. Entering of ballot is your agreement that you are aware of these terms and are of legal age and live in an area where it is lawful to gamble online. PCH views gambling as a legitimate form of entertainment that is enjoyed by millions of adults worldwide, .however there may be players who let gambling assume too large a role in their life. Please play responsibly.
Now called the Number for IRS was supossedly a canadian agent named james Blake He gave the big speach not to give personal info to anyone and his story sounded good we asked if it was legit he said yes He said he has comfirmed now we must call Mr. raymond Beck. We asked him several times if it was legit and real and he was very excited even said wish I could reach through the phone and pinch you. He was very charming and fun. Raymond said to take to my bank and see how long it will take to release funds then call him back. My bank said they would make it avail right away. (the check looked real drawn on a real account even with water colors and security in it. Drawn from an account Mesaba Airlines (a sister to NWA) out of Min. Even checked out info on internet.) Called back Raymond then he said next step is to go to bank and get $2950.00 usd and take it to western union and send it to Robert Miller 865 bay st London Ontario. Now I descided to tell my ex Husband about this at this point and he said stop! "let me check this out it sounds fishy" So he came to ripoff report and seen some similar stories and called the FBI right away, they comfirmed quickly from one fact that it was a scam! The Fact Nevr even if they send you a check will you be asked to put up any money upfront for any lottery or sweepstakes period! Simply not legal! Also found out that other countrys dont have a legal lottery in US just a Bonus lesson! I am glad for this site saved me 3000.00 Now have to call bank in am and tell them!
I Hope this will help anyone else out there in this situation right now!
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