I have received this letter in the mail on November 30,2009. It briefly mentioned that I have won a International lottery of $ 1,815,950.00 US. it was instructed for me to contact John Morrison& Associates as he was the person to represent me as my lottery agent that I supposedly had one. I had to email him, and upon emailing him he sent me a form for me to sign stating he would represent me as his lottery agent /lawyer. another form was issued to stated how I wanted to be paid ,bank transfer, certified check. He first instructed me to send him per money gram in the amount of $ 900.00 US this was to suppose to be for processing fee and to send this to his secretary whose name was Mrs.Rita Brown.
Then John emailed me back to say I had to pay taxes on money won, so I didn't I trusted him and he said to send him via money gram $ 2,700.00 US and to also send this to Mrs. Rita Brown. then he claims he went to the bank which this International Lottery Commission was hold the check in the LaCaixa Bank and spoke with bank manager and the manager said this was incorrect amount that I had to pay a 1% tax which ended up being $ 18,270.00 US. I was shocked to hear this, but he pressured me to come up with this if I wanted my money and to send these payments through money gram to these indivuals listed as Mrs.Lisa Moore, Mr.Joan Davis, and balance to Mrs.Rita Brown. Now all this is going through, John tells me that that money cannot leave the country unless I have these 2 certificates, 1 being Drug /Terrorist certificate and a Money Laundry certificate stating that in order for me to receive this check I needed these certificates so when I got the money into the US no-one would question me about the winning check, prise tag, $ 37,700.00 US for one certificate and $ 20,000.00 US for the second certificate.
Now I'm really swaeting this, John is pressuring to get this money via wire transfer to a a Bank in Hong Kong HSBC Bank to have this money transferred into. I was so so stupid to do this, I borrowed this money and did what he said which got transferred by the expiration date to claim check before December 20,2009. So I got this transfer to go to the bank stated. He later calls me to tell me there is a problem that there was another person who was trying to claim my wininning check and that I had to take this person to court and it would cost $ 90,000.00 US and e would represent me since he was acting as my lottery agent /lawyer. I told him no way could I get this kind of money. So he ripped me off $ 69,570.00 US. I had not heard from him again. A month went by this Richard Anderson faxes me a letter stating he was the chair person for the European Union Money Control Unit that helps foreigners like myself to collect their money that they were scammed from. He first told me I had to send hi money $ 1,343.28 US to have this winning check wire transfer to my bank here in the US.
He then tells me I have to file a local government form release before I can get my money and to send to him per money gram in the amount of $ 944.99 US. then he calls me to tell me I can not get this form approved without a stamp duty fee; which was $ 664.99 US. I told him this was it that he was scamming me. He said he would help me through a friend that lived here in the US. He said his friend would let me borrow $ 18,000.00 US This was supposed to pay for taxes on the winning money and that since the lottery drawing was in December of 2009, and that in order to get this money i needed to pay this because it was April 2010 and had to pay this. Then he tells me that he purchased some property for his friend in the US and that his friend was going to send me a check along what I had borrowed to pay for property taxes.
This was getting really confusing, anyway his friend from New Jersey sends me this check for $ 39,000.00 US and wants me to deposit this into my bank account, keep it in for 3 days to clear then to wire transfer this money to Spain, The $ 18,000.00 US was to pay the IRS for taxxes and thr remainder was to be sent to an account in Hong Kong for this porperty. So stupid me did this transfer. I then get a call fom my bank stating that they were going to put a hold on this because this check was stolen, altered and they caught it. Had this wire transfer had gone through I would up ending to have to pay the bank back this money. So I contacted richard told him that he was scamming me, and he kept saying to me he trusted me with his friends money and that I ripped him off. I told him wrong, I was being ripped off. So he disappeared, didn't hear from him. THEN, I get this new fax from this representative supposely for UPS that verified that I had a check through the lottery and he wanted me to send him $ 900.00 US to pay for shipping this through UPS. I told him this is not going to happen.
then he tells me that in order for me to receive this I had to have a yellow tag attached to check to pass through customs so there would not be a problem. I told him I did not have to money to send it anyway. he said he could send it but it might be stopped at customs. So as this letter concludes, I get an email from US Homeland Security in Chicago, Illinois saying they intercepted this check nd I need to purchase this yellow tag which was going to cost me $ 1,200.00 US and to have this sent to him per money gram. I told him this was not going to happen that I was going to report all these people to the FBI and the FTC which I did also file comlaints with these organizations. I have not heard back from any of these agencies so I wanted to post another complaint through this website, hoping someone could help me and also warn people about this international lottery scam.