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2006-09-15 15:05:13 -
If you received a check in the mail from some supposed lottery you never entered it is without a doubt a scam and the check will eventually turn out to be fake. Read the warnings and stories in this thread, or here where we have posted information on it:
http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1746
As you can see there, the scammers use hundreds of different names and change them regularly.

The ones who should be notified is the US Postal Inspection Service as this is a case of mail fraud. Turn in the envelope, letter and check to them. You can get their contact details from your local post office, the phone book, or contact them through their website here:
http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/
If you can find contact details for the company named on the check, you can also contact them so that they are aware their name is being abused by these criminals.

If you cash the check you may receive the money for it into your account, but the check will still bounce regardless of what they tell you at the counter. And according to the law you will be responsible for paying back the amount, once again regardless of what they have told you at the bank. They may also charge you with check fraud if you can't pay back the amount. We would advise you not to cash the check, and if you have, do not spend the money, or you could get yourself into a lot of trouble.


2006-09-15 10:14:47 -
I recieved a check today for $4975.00 accompanied by a letter stating I had won $250,000.00. What is up?


2006-09-14 23:26:18 -
I need information on the UK Online Lottery. I need to know if it's a scam or not


2006-09-14 21:54:17 -
0lgc "financial group" inc.stacy clarke
i got check in the mail and i think it is fake


2006-09-14 21:36:45 -
DOES ANYKNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OLGC??MY HUSBAND RECEIVED A CHECK FOR $4,950 TODAY. AND HE CALLED AND THEY SAID HE HAD MORE MONEY COMING O HIM. A TOTAL OF $250,000.


2006-09-14 20:29:46 -
Got a letter in the mail on September 12, 2006 from Bonanza 2000 British Random Draws. It states that I have won 85,500 USD from s lottery in London England that I never entered. Along with this letter that states not to give out certain information I recieved a check for 2,996.85 USD. This check is suppose to be an assistance check to enable me to finance the international clearance fees of 2,945.40 USD. At the bottom of the letter I to begin my claim I am to contact an agent Donna Williams, of Gateway Finacial Management Services at 45 Gordon Street., Suite 202 Edmonton, AB 1T8 4H6, a supposed accredited Agency to the British Tandom Lotto at 1-780-695-4380. In the letter is also states I need to call them before September 18, 2006 for the Activation and Authorisation of my check. Now this said I called and they did not even ask who I was or what I was calling about and when I said that I needed the check to be Activated and Authorized they said it was all ready. I went to US Bank the bank that is suppose to be assocated with the company that the check was from (Mercer Industries Inc. at 10760 W. Denney Road, Beaverton, OR 97008) knowing that if they would not cash it there was a reason for it. I went into the lobby and the teller looked at the check and proceeded to cash it but then stopped and when to her manager. She returned with her manager and the manager told me that the check was not Authorized and they could not cash it. I then called the number above and told the them that the check was not Authorized and he told me that they were having a problem with some banks not cashing them and I was to go to a different bank and cash it and call him back. Well I went to 4 different banks for grins and then called him back and told him the refussed to cash the check. The guy on the other line got very hostal and told me that if I have the funds in my own account that I should just take it out of my own money. At this I told him what I recently uncovered about why the check will not clear. I found out that if it clears and you send the money you are now HELPING to FUND TERRORISM that is what this scam is about. They are tring to go through our banks and get the funds and make it look legal. They are using you so if you can cash the check KEEP THE MONEY!!!!! DO NOT SEND THIS MONEY OUT!!!!!!!!! I found out this info through friends of mine that are in Law inforcement.


2006-09-14 19:21:37 - ED
I ALSO REC'D THIS SAME LETTER ON SEPT 13, BUT I ALREADY FIGURED THAT THIS IS AN SCAM. BUT OUT OF CURIOUSITY I CALLED THIS JOHN ADAMS THE SO CALLED CLAIM AGENT..JUST LIKE THE OTHER SAID, 'THEY'LL TAKE YOUR NAME AND THEY'LL CALL BACK IN 2 MINUTES. HE HAVE TO VERIFY YOUR WINNER ID MAKING YOU BELIEVE THAT IT'S AUTHENTIC AND SURE ENOUGH HE CALLED BACK IN LESS THAN A MIN. WHEN I STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE HOW CAN I WIN IF I DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS LOTTO AND EVEN OFFER HIM TO CLAIM THE MONEY I WILL GIVE HIM HALF OF IT AND THE FOOL BECAME INFURIATED and HANG-UP! SO THE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF IS HOW DID YOU WIN SOMETHING IF YOU DON'T PARTICIPATE IN ANY LOTTO LET ALONE FROM OTHER COUNTRY? THESE PEOPLE IN THESE LETERS HAVE A SCAM NETWORK GOING ON, THEY SHOULD ALL BE CAUGHT AND LOCKED UP FOR LIFE! OH FURTHERMORE, 17 PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME TICKET #, SERIAL #, AND LUCKY #S. FIGURE IT OUT!

i to recieved a letter from the bonanza 2000 british random draws dated aug 28 2006. we are please to inform you the just concluded bonanza 2000 held in london england, that you emerge as one of the winners of the random draws international. participants were selected through a computer ballad system from 1.5000.00 names drawn asia, europe, and north america. your name attached to ticket number 60087-6045 with serial number 012-00115 drew the lucky number 21-27-8-15-34 which subsequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. you have been approved for the sum of 85,500.00.
a assistance check of 2,998.46 is enclosed to enable you to finance the international clearence fees of 2,835.50 your international clearence fees should be remitted to our designated NORTH AMERICAN AGENT. you will recieve a total of 85,5000.00 minus 6.2 % leaveing = 80,199.00. your agent will give you further details. WE ASK TAHT YOU KEEP THIS AWARD FROM PUBLIC NOTICE INTIL YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN PROCESSED.


2006-09-14 18:58:31 - Jj
i just recieved a check from olgc financial for 4,975 i was so intrigued by the check but then i checked the internet and lo behold its a scam but im wondering if you cash it at a currency exchange would they give you the money (minus the big percentage they will take away) and what would happen?


2006-09-14 18:43:13 -
If you recieve a letter from Bonanza 2000 British lotto. take your check to the back and have them fax the company that is on the check along with the letter you recieved so they can report the fraud to the goverment. I did this with my bank and those who are the scammers are going to be in trouble with the government. Don't cash the check have you bank notify the company of this fraud. It's not a real check.


2006-09-14 17:34:31 -
We receved an Official Grand Slam Winner Certific from Haplin Data Servces, Locked Bag 32, Bundall, OLD 4217 Australia.What do you thank?


2006-09-14 17:22:44 - scam alert
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!
BRITISH WEB LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF; (Registration Z720633X)

The Marina Offices,
St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE6 1HX
England
(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X2/2006
Batch: 074/05/ZY2006
Ref: WINNING NOTIFICATION

We happily announce to you the draw of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY in conjunction with the 2012 Olympic Lottery puzzle, online Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday 29th of April 2006. Its yet to be claimed and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION as regards this. Your e-mail address attached to the lucky numbers: (4), (10), (23), (36), (37), (49) (bonus ball (24)), which subsequently won you the lottery in the JACKPOT Bonus Category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,666,667 (ONE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN POUNDS STERLING) in cash credited to file KTU/902311832012/06 and Draw Number:1080.01.

This is from a total cash prize for winners in this category i.e JACKPOT Bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This is part of the Country's Programme to fund for the Olympic Games in 2012 The 1.5bn Olympic lottery puzzle: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4719851.stm)

The Olympic fund-raising games will include a TV draw The National Lottery may have seemed a relatively simple way of helping pay for the Olympics. The Lottery must raise 1.5bn over the next seven years to pay its share of the public money going into the Olympics. A further 650m will be raised from council tax in London and another 250m from the London Development Agency, while similar sums will be raised from ticket sales, marketing, sponsorship and the sale of television rights.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your 1,666,667 will be released to you our payment office in UK. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our Foreign Department Manager :

Alton Williams
Tel: +44-701 112 1406
Fax: +44-709 286 5140
Fax: +44-709 288 1414
Official Email: altonwilliams-uk@officeemail.net

Endeavour to email him your full names,winning numbers,email address,telephone and fax numbers immediately. You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings and also get a prize breakdown.:-http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/information.do?info=unclaimedprizes

Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,
Carleton Doyle(Mrs)
Online coordinator
for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program


2006-09-14 17:10:24 -
I have also recieved a letter from Bonanza 2000 British Random Drawstating , as the others, that i've won $85,5000 minus $5,301 and i'll be recieving $80,199. I'm suppose to contact "Pamela Anderson", of GATEWAY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES at 331 Smith Street,Ste 104 Winnepeg, MB R3B 2G9, an accredited AGENCY TO BRITISH RANDOM LOTTOA at TEL:1-204-951-4369, AND ALL PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED NO LATER THAN SEPT.18. eNSURE YOU CONTACT YUOR AGENT FOR ACTIVATION AND AUTHORIZATION(since when does a check have to be activated or authorized). I'v went through about 45 comments and including mine there are 17 letters sent out.I called "Gateway Financial", and "Pamela Anderson" said hello, not helo you've reached Gateway fibabcial, but hello. Anyways she asked was it my first time calling, and i said yes, she said o.k can you call back in 15 minutes, when i did someone else answered the phone and ii asked who was i calling she stated her name, i asked can i speak to pamela and she said she was on a lunch break.I asked the lady was this a company and she said yes, so i asked her the name and she said gateway financial, but i'm still skeptical.Oh and I live in florida don't have a bank account ans the only commerce banks are in kansas. Missouri, and Illinois, so how in the hell am i suppose to cash a check thats out of state and don't have a bank account.
PLEASE, PLEASE. PLEASE LET ME KNOE IF THIS IS A SCAM OR NOT.


2006-09-14 16:47:46 -
i received one saying I was an official grand slam winner.send $10.00 to locked bag 32, Bundall, QLD 4217 Australia What is this all about?


2006-09-14 15:52:03 -
is the british random drawing a scam or not. I just wanted to know if i could cash the check and not get in trouble


2006-09-14 14:45:53 -
Got A check for $4975.00 What's the deal?


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