I received a very official looking letter stating I had been chosen to receive a $48,000 grant either thru Publisher's Clearinghouse, Reader's Digest,etc..or I had entered something at a home improvement store and was picked. The horrible part is that I truly do enter Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes all the time. AND on top of that had been searching for grants for home improvements...that is the worst part of it all...they knew!!
Household Finance Inc also sent me a check for $4925.40 and said to deposit it in my bank and draw out $3100 and Western Union it to Mary Grey in Houston Texas and she is in charge of dispersing the funds...once she receives all processing fee money. They give you 3 options:
1: Cash the check and send $2960 plus wiring fees =$3100
2. Don't accept the check and they'll send you the total of $48,000 and YOU are responsible for the fees but they will then be between $7,000 and $10,000
3. Do nothing and the money will go to the state of Ca.
as unclaimed money.
Who wants to pay the extra fees??? They trick you into
depositing the check and wiring the money.
Then the bank notified me of an outstanding balance of $4900
I felt sick. So violated and so stupid. And nobody can catch these crooks. The letters for Household Finance and Liberty Group both say ask for Kimberly Miller.
This is sickening!!
I don't watch tv but now was told that these scams were on Dr. Phil. I have just learned an awful lesson. I also learned to just type in a phone or fax number on google and if it's reported fraud, it will come up.
La Verne, California