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2006-09-14 13:19:41 -
Atlantic west gaming scam?


2006-09-14 10:43:12 -
Thought this info may be helpful.

OLG, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and OLG Slots and Casino facilities are not associated with
unsolicited mailings collecting taxes or fees on lottery winnings.
August 20, 2006
A fraudulent scheme using the name “OLGC,” “Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation” or “Niagara
Fallsview Casino Resort” is ongoing throughout North America and is in no way associated with the
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) or Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.
The operators of this scheme typically send unsolicited mail to Non-Canadian residents telling them that
they are winners
of a lottery prize. These unsolicited letters advise the prizewinners that they must pay a processing fee or
“applicable taxes” in order to collect the winnings. The notice is usually accompanied by a forged cheque.
This is a scam. Do not attempt to cash a cheque or forward any money to release a lottery prize. These
cheques will be returned to your bank marked “insufficient funds".
Remember
No taxes or fees of any kind have to be paid to Canadian authorities on legitimate lottery winnings in
Canada. Any unsolicited email, letter, or telephone call requesting you to do otherwise is a fraud. Do not,
under any circumstances, send money to someone making such a request of you.
OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) does not use third parties to locate or pay its winners, nor
does it operate lotteries outside of the province of Ontario, Canada. Persons who receive
communications of this nature should refuse payment and contact their local police and “Phone Busters”
(1-888-495-8501 or info@phonebusters.com), a Canadian organization of law enforcement agencies that
investigates Telemarketing and E-mail frauds. Visit www.phonebusters.com for more information.

Hope this helps.


2006-09-14 06:06:24 -
To the person wanting to know about BONANZA 2000. DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK! THE CONTACT PERSON NAME IS JOHN ADAMS. When you call Bonanza Thay will tell you to go ahead and deposit the check which is made out to you for $2998.40. They will tell you not to say anything to your bank because of taxs. Then to make it more believeable for you they will say wait for the check to clear the bank. Then you are told to call them back after the check clears the Bank.When you call then back they will tell you to with draw the money and take it to your nearest Wal-Mart and do a MoneyGram. To Ruth Davis 1400 Cluberlin Av in Otta Canada zip K2Y4G7. The money order amount is $2925.50 and you have to pay another $100.00 to send. Then they want you to call them back and give them the Reference number and MoneyGram Operator#. After you give them this imformation they will then tell you They will call you back in about twenty minutes. Then they tell you another person will be sent to your home with the balance of you $80,199.00 in two days.
Now the horror starts I use to be a street smart person. I got hurt at my job and almost lost everything I own. I am taking alot of medication because of the pain, depression and unable to sleep without help. What I am trying to say is my judgement is a little inpaired. I want to surprises my wife with the winnings but the surprises was my the day the person was be to deliver the money. At 8:30 (am) I got a call from my bank asking if I deposited a check $2998.40. I said yes and we talk for a few minutes then he dropped the bomb shell on my life The CHECK WAS NO GOOD!!! even though I waited the time frame the bank give me for check to clear. He said checks dont clear for alot longer.He also said it is a courtesy only to let you access your funds you would think this would be on signs somewhere letting you know that even waiting three days the check has not clear? I even ask the bank Teller, she the one who said it would clear in this time frame but, the guy at this point got very unpleasant from M&T Bank. He told me he do care about my problems they will empty my account and that any checks coming through I am still responsible for. He don't care that my rent, electric, car payments, are going through this account. More or less they were going to get there money back and they will not work with you with some type of payment plan .
I hope this will help someone out there not to get taking as I did. If anyone has any information on where to get help I will be in your debt.
Please send help to 16 Crows Foot Dr North East Md. Zip 21901
Thank you


2006-09-13 19:21:58 -
Everyone please do not cash any check you receive from OLGC sweepstakes saying that you have won any amount of money, but before you cash the check call first, the person I called was listed under the name of Stacy Clarke the number is 705-770-0445 they want you to cash the check and send a moneygram to a person I sent it to Ashley Smith the bank verifed the account and the money, so I thought this is legitimate WRONG! DO NOT FALL FOR THIS CON. now my bank have taken all of my money to cover that check it came back as fraud I've given these crooks $925.00 ( no weapon formed against me shall prosper)I hope this will help someone else not have to go thru what I have.


2006-09-13 15:44:44 -
Two points: First it is unlawful for international lottery company/organizations to do business in the United States and the second point is any lottery/sweepstakes or prize offering where you have to pay anything before you receive the process of a winning are illegal in most states. Therefore I would conclude if you receive any cashier’s, official or business checks, money orders or other instruments and instructions to return money, usually in the form of Western Union or MoneyGram you have a very high probability of being a victim. And if you have deposited this item into your bank or credit union you will be responsible for the funds when the check or item is discovered to be counterfeit or fraudulent.


2006-09-13 15:11:39 -
Like myself, I find that fellow war vets are being scammed out of money. We are lead to believe that Haplin data services will deliver something [quote: " at least three division nine prizes "].I think these people have the gall to stae they are actually listed in the BBB Some of these poor vets are wheel chair bound and on a very limited monthly income. Luckily I bacame suspect a little while ago, but some of these gentlemen think they will recieve a big payoff. Everytime Haplin requests money its for 29.95 or a multiple choice of up to over a hundred dollars. Some of these gentlemen have drawers full of envelopes that they have responded to. What are we doing about these thieves who are preying on our heroes?


2006-09-13 14:56:52 -
I got a letter simular to these from Bonanza 2000, is this a scam? British Random Draws.


2006-09-13 14:37:32 -
Ah,Bonanza 2000....Sounds soooo great doesnt it?Checks look good too.I personally researched the lottery(by the way,it is illegal to play an international lottery if you live in the states)The checks are usually either written on a closed account,or the person who's name appears on the top left,is a victim of identity theft.Did'nt you ask yourself why the check isnt written from the lottery itself?IF it was legal,it would have been.Please use common sense whenever you "win" something.If it seems to good to be true,well,you know the rest........


2006-09-13 13:45:43 -
I received a letter from bonanza 2000 British Random Draws saying I won 85,000 But they sent me a check from a Utah Bank for 2,998.46 to finance the Int'l clearence fee's I was told to deposit the check and when it cleared to take it back out in a cashiers check and money gram it to Paula Andrews in canada,

so please let me no what you think.

thank you

Jeri


2006-09-13 13:34:28 -
i RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM. BRITICH RANDOM DRAWS. AND A
CHECK FOR 2,996.75 wHEN i CALLED THE BANK THE CHJECK WAS DRAWN ON THEY SAID FUNDS WERE AVAIABLE FOR THAT CHECK, IS IT A SCAM, AND IF THE CHECK IS GOOD, WHATS THE SCAM? THE WEB SITE CLAMES IT IS, BUT DOSEN'T LIST ANY FACTS. DOED ANYONE KNOW WHATS UP??


2006-09-13 12:50:46 -
SOME ONE ADVISE ME IJUST RECIEVED A CHECK AND LETTER TODAY FROM THE SWITZERLAND LOTTO COMMISSION THE CHECK IS FROM RUSS WERNIMONT DESIGNS&CONSULTING THE CHECK IS SUPOSEDLY TO PAY THE TAX AND CLEARANCE FEE FOR $80,000IN CASH LUMP SUM. MY QUESTION IS HOW DO I FIND OUT IF IT IS REAL OR A SCAM?


2006-09-13 12:28:40 -
my banker's sec. told me they see these checks all the time. she said a bank will not just let you deposit these checks. you have to let them send it off for collection. then if it does clear you have to let it set in your acct for 10 days. which would take you past the 10 days you have to claim your money. ( thats when they get you, if you decide to go ahead and pay instead of wait to see if the check is good. because they know you will be worried about the claim deadline)she said it is a scam! it's not at all nice to do this to people!! i wish someone could get these scamers. i even called the bank telephone # that was on the check. a message from a man named brian said "leave a message and he would get back to me." i called information and got a listing for the bank that the check is written on. this bank was real, but the number was one number different from the number on the check.) i called and they said my check appeared to be fraudgalent. then i decised to call the bank back and ask for brain. ( they did have a brian.) he said there was an account with that company's name on it but there was no money in the acct.
***** these are all scams as bad as we all want them to be real! god will take care of people like this!


2006-09-13 11:21:23 -
JUST WONDERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hAS ANY ONE CASHED THE CHECK IF ITS CASHED WHAT WILL HAPPEN PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU


2006-09-13 10:44:31 -
recently i recieved a check for 4975.00 and told my winnings were 250 thousand however i would have to pay taxes out of first check check has cleared in bak as of 10 days ago


2006-09-13 10:39:40 -
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.
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I WAS TO CALL KATHRYN MILLER OF GATEWAY FINANCIAL MANAGMENT SERVICES AT 331 smith street, ste 104 winnipeg, MB R3B 2G9 an accredited agency to british random lotto at (1-204-951-5623) the money has to be claimed by sept. 18 *********************
i took the check to the bank and they said it was a fraud. i had called the number the night before and a lady answering ( hello) i told her what i was calling about and she had me spell my name and told me i had won the money!! congratulations!!! she said to deposit the check in my acct. and it would clear in 3 days. then i would call her back and she would tell me where to go so i can pay the clearence fees.
i knew it could not be real but it even seemed like they were gonna give me enough money to pay for the gas to go and get it cashed. my family was thinking of all the things we could now do. put fresh water in to the house. and so much more. yes i know this is a scam and the people responcable should be arristed!!! i would be happy to press charges!!


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