I got a check for 1,975.88 with Safeco Insurance Companies on it.
the addresses on the check are:
home office- safeco plaza, Seattle, WA 98185
Safeco Lloyds Insurance Company
home office- 1600 N. Collins Boulevard, Richardson, TX 75080
it was sent with a letter from readers digest and the address 3500 Top Sail Road, Paradise Newfoundland CA
as the header.
in the letter it states I won a readers digest lotto/ powerball draw held on March 23, 2009.
they stated a ticket number and the lucky numbers drawn of 16-23-36-39-41.
approved for a lump sum payment out of $875,000.00 in cash credited to a file reference number RD101/77/09.
also in this letter it says for the past 3 months no winner form was submitted by me and advised to keep award confidential until claim has been confirmed. Told me to complete in 10 days and since they dont deal with the public, to begin claim, notice was forwarded to me from one of there license and bonded North American Agency and copy would be sent to insurance company which Im assuming is Safeco.
also that the check was not activated yet and was required to contact a claim manager DAVID KUSTER at 1-971-232-5899. to activate claim before I deposit the check.
at the bottom letter it says
Prize Disbursement with his pic which im sure its readers digest.
I search the phone number 1-971-232-5899 and nothing came up so OF course I know this is fake.
then I search the Safeco Address in richardson,Tx. they are at the same address but at 1600 N. Collins Blvd #3000.
at that same plaza there is a bank. Its American National Bank so im assuming these guys are getting the money from the bank and using Safeco nearby as a deterant for people like me researching.
I searched Safeco online and came across this site www.safeco.com which is a huge insurance company and member of Liberty Mutual Group. there number is 1-800-332-3226 and in seattle 1-972-808-4000
so the phone numbers don't match in the letter.
these crooks are using a big name company for there theft.
anyways hope this helps others. and don't cash the checks! and DON'T give any info on your bank,address and name, anything personal including SSN#'s.
Turn ALL paperwork received including envelope into your state Attorney General office.