Report: #434787

Complaint Review: National Prize Reporting Center (N.P.R.C.)

  • Submitted: Mon, March 16, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, March 16, 2009
  • Reported By: Pawtucket Rhode Island
  • National Prize Reporting Center (N.P.R.C.)
    P.O. Box 9002
    Levittown, New York

National Prize Reporting Center (N.P.R.C.) Official-looking mailing making available a Sweepstakes Prize/Monies Report for a $19.99 fee Levittown New York

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While carefully worded to avoid complete misrepresentation and seeming perfectly legal, this mailing is ambiguous enough that, if not read carefully, it will mislead the addressee and convince her/him that she/he has won a huge pile of cash and that - after sending back a signed document along with a $19.99 check - a 'prize/monies' report will be delivered to her/him.

In fact, this report will inform you that you have entered Sweepstakes A, B, C, etc. and that the tally - IF YOU WIN - is in the amount of $xxx,xxx,xxx.xx

Of course, after cashing the 'reporting fee of $19.99 which is the only fee', your signature and bank account information will be available for forgery and identity theft.

While the mailing is too wordy to quote verbatim, below is a short description.


I received an envelope bearing the mention 'Locate to Deliver' in bold uppercase and other official-looking features, such as:

'USPS Secure Mail sent under strict delivery protection. Direct Delivery to residence'

'Div. Office 8Jt-'

'Office of Preparation - Important Enclosures contain Typed Papers regarding the Individual Intended now on Record' (sic)

Inside was a colorful 'Prize Data Document' from the 'N.P.R.C. Main Office', bearing security features such as those found on bank notes or bank issued checks informing me that a 'Service Agent' had made 'all preparations for Delivery' to me of 'Prize/Monies Entry Data in the $ Amount as Reported'.

In my case, the amount was $1,250,000.00.

A cover letter, signed 'J. Reitman/prize Data Release Officer', informed me that: 'all we need from You for delivery is Your completed Delivery Document Attached, please Sign, and be sure to include the Attendant Reporting Office fee of just $19.99'

On the back of the cover letter, buried in various disclaimers, warnings about unpaid checks and other legalese, is the mention that: 'This communication is not a sweepstakes or award notification and does not guarantee that you will in any sweepstakes.'

A reply envelope, as colorful and official-looking as the rest, but not bearing any mention of N.P.R.C. or J. Reitman, goes to a different address in another locality:
P.O. Box 9109
Bethpage, NY 11714-9101

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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