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2006-07-18 06:30:36 -
I, too, have recieved a letter from Douglas Ferdinand, Irish Random Lottery with a check totaling $2,995.05. The letter states "to begin your lottery claim, contact your claim agent, MARY ADAS, of Royal Imperial Management Financial Group at 331 Smith Street Suite 406, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2G9, an accredited agency of IRISH RANDOM LOTTERY at 1-306-351-0305." What made me suspicious of this is the multiple typographical errors in the letter. I have never entered any lotto and would definitely not enter on in Ireland. The letter also asks "that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and money remitted to your account, as part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwaranted taking of advantage of the program by participants and the public."


2006-07-18 01:38:54 -
ATTN: Lefu

I liked your posting, you went though alot of work to find out all that info. I have some property down in Arizona that you can buy from me if that check goes though...or not. Its prime land, close to a prison with no water and electrical hook ups will be extremely expensive. Theres always solar panels and water drop off though. I'm not to sure about septic tank issues but if you believe a line like the one you recieved in the mail from someone giving out money the crap can just run onto the ground. Do you by any chance work these scams to leave a message like, I called the bank and they said the check was good and I deposited it? Good lord!!! God left you a mind and commercials say its a terrible thing to waste.
Do you by any-chance take illegal or prescription drugs? If so STOP taking them booze, your mental vision is going to crap and I'm sure to see out on the side of I-5 with a sign asking for money and having the meth twitches. I'll toss a quarter @ you and spray you with posions out of my SUV exhaust. Unless of course you want to send my money to a remote P.O. box in Cuba monthly. Anyways, I have to go the voices in my head are out again and rum with pineapple juice is the only cure.


2006-07-17 23:09:36 -
Just received notice from a Guaranty Finacial Trust and infoming me that I have been select as a winning number for the North-American Sweepstakes Lottery. I received a check in the amount of 4,975.00 and said it was to be deducted from the 250,000 . It give prize numbers and everything. The company that is on the check is ALC Financial Group, INC from Corona Ca.
The check is written from the Union Bank of California in Orange CA. They have give me a number in Canada to call and informed me once I cash the check I needed to send them 2,800 by Western Union or Moneygram... sounds pretty fishy to me... what ya think ya all ???


2006-07-17 20:52:10 -
Dear,

Is this the scam mail?

Thank

Vichai


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FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
MR.ROBERT OLAYI.
EUROPEAN/UK/S.A.UNION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
BID SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP LOTTERY
AWARD DEPARTMENT.UNITED KINGDOM/SOUTH AFRICA
(Customer Services)

Ref: FER/4690/6103/24
Batch:245-379-482
Winning No:2-9-22-23-24-30

WINNING NOTIFICATION


We happily annouce to you the draw of South African 2010 World Cup
Bid Lottery Award International programs held in U.K your "email
address" was attached to ticket number; 12324277 serial number 6663817262 This
batch draws the lucky numbers as follows -9-22-23-24-30 bonus number 2,
which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of 2,000,000.00 (TWO
MILLION POUNDS) file Ref: FER/8309/1209/26 from the total cash prize of
18,000,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners based on their category.

All participants "email address" were selected through a computer
balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand names from
Canada,Australia,United States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part
of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some multinational companies
as including Bill Gate, and some other EU governmental personalities
part of their social responsibility to promote South Africans 2010 world
cup award. the citizens in the communities where they have operational
base.

To process your claims you are hereby advice to contact the Claim Agent
immediatly with this information:

NAME:..................................
ADDRESS:...............................
NATIONALITY:...........................
SEX:...................................
AGE:...................................
PHONE/MOBILE:..........................
FAX:...................................
OCCUPATION:............................
COMPANY:...............................
BATCH/WINNING NUMNBER:............................................

The lottery program took place to promote South Africans 2010 world cup
award.

Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our
Agent in South Africa Mr.Johnny Williams to remit your winning fund to
your account. Call him on the phone immediately you received this
message because you stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim
within a month from the day you received this notification.

His contact details are as follows...

NAME: TONY BLAKENE (CLAIM AGENT).
Email:tony_blakene@yahoo.com
TEL:+27-73-549-1937.

Call him on the phone immediately you recieve this mail.

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize
released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid dual
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note.

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Best Regards
MARIA STEVE
Co-coordinator
EUROPEAN.UK .SOUTH AFRICAN UNION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.

Yours faithfully,
MARIA STEVE.
Online coordinator
EUROPEAN/UK/S.A UNION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS,
Open 7 days 7am-7pm.


2006-07-17 20:49:09 -
Hi, Jack R. Keys....Here's my help if you want to use it...Call your bank and ask for their FRAUD DIVISION...and then tell them that a Company is Debitting your Account after you cancelled the subscribtion. Let them know dates of cancellations and any other info. they ask for. They will reverse charges and fees whenever necessary. Your Bank is on your side when it comes to things like this, believe me. I've done it countless times, because I'm an idiot who keeps ordering things online and gets in trouble with these companies all the time. And everytime that happens, my banks comes through for me, so try that as your first step. Let them know that you have activities in your account that you would like to dispute, and go from there...good luck.


2006-07-17 20:46:22 -
Dear,

This below email I think that it is scam.


Thank you

vichai

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POWERBALL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC.
Kruslann 205, 1098 SJ,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
POWERBALL BV LOTTERY 2006
Date: 17th July 2006
Ref Number: PBL/ CN/ 6654/ CP
Dear Consolation Prize Winner,

CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNING NOTICE
British and American private international e-games organizers and
co-sponsors, POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to
your notice the final draw and the result of the 17th July 2006.
POWERBALL LOTTO -Wheel E-game which was conducted at our international

corporate office complex in London, United Kingdom.
Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give
out prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the
foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and
buisness
pursuits. It major aim is to promote music, theater, art,
literature,projects in the social and political arena with a focus on
health, as well as science, research, and higher education.
We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email
coupon number which was selected among the 45 lucky consolation prize
winners Your email ID identified with Coupon No. PB L 2348974321 and
was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries
from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game.
Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses
submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You
have won a consolation cash prize of ;1,500,000.00 pounds (One
Million,five hundred thounsand Pounds only).
The POWERBALL LOTTO Group. BV, have approved a payout of your
consolation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by our
official Finance House. They will render to you complete assistance and
provide additional information and processes for the claims of your
consolation prize.
For due processing of your winning claim, please Mr Mack White,Agent
powerball lottery who has been assigned to assist you with the
following details.
WINNING INFO:
Amount Won;1,500,000.00 pounds
Coupon Number: PBL 2348974321
Reference Number: PBL/ CN/ 6654/ CP
Date of draw: 17th July 2006
CONTACT INFO:
Name: Mr colemoore
Email: powerball7lottery@yahoo.com
Phone: +447024033868
Once again congratulations from the management of the Powerball
International Lottery on your consolation prize winning, we hope that
you will use the winning for good causes and also partake in the forth
coming Powerball Lottery Wheel Egames.
Regards,
Mrs. LAURA CHASE
(Group Cordinator)
Copyright  1994-2006 Power Ball BV Lottery International Inc.
All rights reserve
77635 476378 255667460f


2006-07-17 20:36:18 -
Hi, All...this is especially for Jen and those with the following check from: RENAISSANCE HOSPITALS, INC.
OPERATING ACCOUNT; 427 W. 20TH STREET #300; HOUSTON, TX 77008--$2,995.75...7/05/2006; BANK ONE; THE AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE IS SIGNED BY MICHAEL (can't figure last name)Starts with either an S, or an I.

I received mine on Saturday the 15th of July, now I have tried to find out the legitimacy of this check, but couldn't do anything until this morning.

I called Bank One, (now Chase Bank), and I told them that I had received a check for $2,995.75 and would like to find out if it was a good check. She asked for the Account #, and I gave it to her. She then asked for the name of the Company on the check, and I gave that to her also. She then told me that the Company and the Account # matched, and that the account is Valid and Currently an Open Account.

So I asked for the phone # of the Company, but she was not able to give that out for obvious reasons, since that is private information. But, she told me to just deposit the check and then wait to see if it clears. Other than that, she could not help me because I don't have a Chase Bank Account. I live in WA State, so we don't have a Bank One, or Chase Bank...so, I just deposited the check, and then let's just see what happens.

I will let you all know....it might be possible, but then, I am a very skeptical person...ya know the saying...if it's too good and all that...usually the saying is soooo true. But, then you never know.

Anyways, I am still weary about it. I do play Lotto all the time at every chance when I can afford it, of course...so, having something like happening is not so unusual for me, but, it's an amount I can't afford to repay if someone is pulling a good quick one on the unsuspected. So, be skeptical and weary and test the water, but if you still have the feeling that is NOT GOOD, go with it.

I am just going to test the water, and still trying to contact the Company anyways, just to cover my butt! Please let me know how many RENAISSANCE HOSPITALS, INC. CHECKS ARE OUT THERE.

SUPPOSEDLY, ONLY 17...EXACT MATCH CHECKS...SO PEOPLE, LET'S START COUNTING AND POST IT SO WE'D ALL KNOW IF OUR CHECK IS A SCAM....

ONE THING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT MY CHECK THOUGH, IS THAT THE BOTTOM # SEQUENCE ARE WRONG...BUT THE COMPANY AND ACCOUNT NUMBERS ARE VALID AND VERIFIED BY THEIR BANK...SO, NOW WHAT?

I WILL TRY AND CONTACT THE COMPANY MYSELF IF POSSIBLE.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL, AND GOD BLESS.

Lefu

p.s. My bank informed me that the check will be cleared on Sunday, 7-24-2006 at 5 p.m. That means on Monday I will see if any activities occur in my account, and I might give it a few days to see what happens, while I keep investigating. So, far so good, and I will keep you all posted. If it comes back to giving this money back because of some fraudulent activities, then I will do so gladly, otherwise, well we will see, and keep you all posted. Later!


2006-07-17 18:42:40 -
Hey Rose Anne,
I received the exact same check as you! I received mine on Saturday and the amt and the bank name is the same as yours. Of course i was excited checking my mail and find this big check along with other bills! but my husband and I both knew this was too good to be true and i had to investigate on my own. I did try calling the number listed on the letter along with my agents name of Judy Taylor. But like everyone else, I kept getting the voice mail saying message box full. I also called the number thats noted on the check under T.Rowe Price and that number 306-351-4305 also says "mesage box full". Okay, right away i knew this was all a scam and felt so dumb knowing i was excited at first but i also went online and looked up the bank name of "state street bank & trust company" in Boston, MA. The rep i spoke too there ask me right away if the check i received was from a lottory and i told her yes. She said to tear up the check because she's been getting alot of calls regarding this. and she did inform me that this check is fraud. So pls, do not cash your check or you will get into lots of trouble.
Good luck


2006-07-17 16:56:15 -
i received one of these checks too today as well mine says to call walter richard at royal imperial financial group. i'm sure this is a fraud, and i for one do not have a checking acct. so if anyone in the us has cashed one of these checks for 2995.75. i would like to know.


2006-07-17 15:42:49 -
I receive a winning certificate.


2006-07-17 15:17:11 -
I just received my letter and disbursement check from Irish Random Lotto for $2995.05 payable at State Street Band & Trust Co. of Boston, MA with a T. Rowe Price insignia on the upper left hand corner.
Wondered if I need to report this to the Postmaster General?


2006-07-17 15:17:00 -
I received the same letter/check, but will several 'new and improved' features...the company that supposedly wrote the check is PRECOR USA....I researched this on the net, and it is a real company...the address on the check is their address..and their is a toll-free # as well (not a Canadian #)...when I called that toll-free #, it was answered by a machine that said the company name so fast and garbled, I can not tell what they daid, but it was NOT PRECOR....I also noticed that the numbers on the bottom of the check are in the wrong order...I have prined out the instructions elsewhere on this website that say to give the whole thing to your postmaster...tomorrow, off I go to the manin Post Office for a little discussion with the Post Master....

Is there any real effort being made to catch these people? I would love to find a way to get some moolah out of these scamsters, as well as to shut them down....if it became more risky to play these scams on people, they would not be doing it quite as much...internet scams are bad enough, the ones sent through the USPS hit folks who do not go online - the poor, the elderly....those who can afford it the least...


2006-07-17 15:14:48 -
My husband and I got one of the Irish Lotto checks. I don't know anything about it and thought I would look it up on the internet and see if I could find anything.


2006-07-17 15:01:51 -
i got a check in the mail for 4,975.00


2006-07-17 14:50:40 -
I just received a check on Saturday 7-15-06. It is from renaissance hospitals, i won irish random lotto. Has anyone actually successfully cashed one of these checks and if so, what happened? please contact me asap and let me know what happened? I really need this money. how could someone do this?


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