• Report: #897817
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  • Submitted: Thu, June 14, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, June 14, 2012

  • Reported By: Pissed and irritated — Pearl City Hawaii United States of America
United States Better Business Bureau Internet/ jamaica, Select State/Province United States of America

AMERICAN CASH AWARD COMPANY (BBB) James Williams & Mark Sharpe. Got a random call from a man in Jamaica claiming that I had won 2 million 8 hundred thousand dollars? Internet/ jamaica

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Just today around 3pm Hawaii time, my cell phone began to ring and it was from an unusual number said to be coming from Jamaica.....#876-893-9417. when I answered it there was a man on the other line with a heavy Jamaican accent.  I had a difficult time understanding all of what he was trying to explain to me because of it and also because he spoke so fast. almost like he had repeated those words hundreds of times before.  So anyway he went on to say that i won 2 million 8 hundred thousand dollars and a brand new mercedes convertible car.  Of course the BULLSH*T kept flowing from his mouth as her tried to make me believe what he was saying was true.  

Immediately i ask him, So whats the catch? And he replies that there is none, and of course i ask him how he got my number, and he said its because i shop a walmart often and spend over $20 at a time. By the way, he couldnt tell me what my name was, what state I was in or how my number even got thrown into the mix.  I have never been asked for my phone number at walmart! Such Crap!!  

So anyways, he gave my two long numbers, one said to be a check # and another said to be a car#. and he made it very clear that i had to have them absolutely correct as he made me repeat them several times.  Mind you, when i repeated one number wrong he seemed to be very upset and demanding about getting it correct!!!  Ok so i wrote the numbers down and repeated them back and he said i have them right, so he then proceeded to ask me if i had transportation and told me to hurry and get my car keys and purse, then get to the nearest Wal-Mart to put $399.99 on a money Pak card or money order all while he stayed on the line!  I Said this is such crap, i told him how the hell are you telling me that im a millionaire and i won all this money but first i have to pay you money for you to stamp the d**n check and get it to me hassle free?!!!  OMG i couldnt believe what i was hearing!  

So, never was i ever gonna drive to any Wal-mart to send him any money. but i kept on asking him questions so i could see what this scam company was and how i could help expose them to others.  I asked him to email me a copy of any documentation I could have, to read for myself to see what he was trying to explain to me.  I told him I had a hard time understanding him trough his accent, he seemed to be a little offended but agreed to send me an email. heres a little copy and paste from the email i received from him.

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Grand Prize Category draws of THE BETTING GAMES AND LOTTERY FULFILMENT CO. We are happy to inform you that youre a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held on MAY 8th 2012 and results are being officially announced 10 JUNE 2012. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from names of individuals from America, as part of our Sweepstakes Promotions Program. You have therefore been awarded a total sum pay out of US 2,800.000 (TWO MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND). Attached to the email was also a check for 2 million 8 hundred thousand dollars & a picture of a mercedes.
So as im talking to this so called, James Williams, i am on my computer googling the American cash award company and came across sooooooo many rip off reports.  He was still on the phone with me at the time so i let him have it! I asked him if he realized that the scam company he was trying to run was all over the internet....he said it was all a lie, and that these reports were from people who were trying to scam these checks from their rightful winners.  So many excuses, mind you he kept calling me sweetheart, and i had to tell him that sweetheart s**t dont work with me!!  He continued to deny all my accusations, and kept trying to convince me that i had really won something.  Some people are so desperate!  I hung up on him and he has called me 4 time since then within in an hour and a half time period with 1 voicemail.  

Hey being a millionaire sounds real good, but i aint stupid and i know when somethings to good to be true! I hope these selfish, cold hearted, shameful people do not continue to get away with this!! They Need to be caught and pay for what they have done! Thank goodness I didnt lose any money over this but I know that many people have, and I hope that no one else does!! Hopefully this was helpful to someone & please share this with everyone you know so that we can put a stop to all of this!! 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/14/2012 07:52 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/american-cash-award-company-bbb/internet-jamaica-select-stateprovince-/american-cash-award-company-bbb-james-williams-mark-sharpe-got-a-random-call-from-a-897817. 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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