ED Magedson – Founder
Coast Financial Services5330 Bloor Street Toronto, Ontario Canada
Coast Financial Services Received Bogus check because I won! Toronto Ontario Canada
On September 4, 2013, I received a letter (no return address) from Coast Financial Services. The envelope said Royal Mail in the stamp area. It said I was a 2nd prize winner in the second category of the USA Departmental Stores Sweepstakes Lottery held on Aug 10, 2013. I had won $250,000.00.
Enclosed was a check for $4,685.00 which was deducted from my "winnings". It would pay for my tax fees of $3,400.00. I was not to deposit the check until I called claims agent: Steven Bass or Jessica Anderson at 1-778-387-0376. I called Steven and he said to deposit the check immediately then call him back so he could process the rest of my money.
Before I did that I checked with my friends who told me it was probably a scam. They check the Ripoff website and confirmed this whole thing is a scam. I did NOT deposit the check.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/04/2013 11:09 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/coast-financial-services/toronto-ontario-m4c-6n4/coast-financial-services-received-bogus-check-because-i-won-toronto-ontario-canada-1081612. 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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