Report: #424219

Complaint Review: Reader's Digest - Seattle Washington

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  • Reported By: Macon Georgia
  • Reader's Digest 1102 16th Ave Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

Reader's Digest "From: The desk of managing director of prize award department. "Without Prejudice" Be aware this is a scam and they are using Reader's Digest name push off the scam. Seattle Washington

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On Feb. 14, 2009 I received a letter in the mail with no return address. The letter had a very legitamate looking check inclosed from AIG Annuity Insurance Company P.O. Box 871 Amarillo, TX 79105-0871/A Member of American International Group Inc. for the amount of 3,867.00. The letter reads a followed:

This is to inform you of the release of our Sweepstake Draw held on February 5, 2009. Among the 126 participating finalist playing 6000 full tickets in the fifth series, from a pool of Fifty Million Dollars (50,000,000.00) in cash, your ticket number 26840-57 drew the lucky numbers 16-23-36-39-41, which won the prize in the catergory. Therfore, your number has been approved for a lump sum payout of One Hundred and Seventeen Thousand and Fifty Two Dollars (117,052-00) in cash credited to a file reference RD645/5/09.

Our credit department has recently notified us that over the past three months, there was no winner form submitted due to failed efforts to communicate with you or the agency taking care of your winning. You are hereby advised to keep this award confidential until your claim has been processed and price remitted to you, this part of our security protocol to avoid misconduct or double claiming by the some of our participants. This notice is time sensitive and non-compliance could result to diqualification by wihic unclaimed funds are returned to the unclaimed department.

Since we do not deal directly with the public, to begin your claim, this notice has been forwarded to you from one of our licensed and bonded North Ameican Agencies and a copy would be sent to the insurance company. The check enclosed has been sent by our insurance company to help you cover any charges that may be required before you receive your funds. Your are requiered to contact Michael Osborne or Amanda Palmer on 1-604-729-7896 to activate your claim before you deposit the check in your bank, this is very important.

Congratulations and thank you for your interest in the Reader's Digest sweepstakes.

Ben Hainsworth
Prize Disbursement.

Macon, Georgia

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