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2006-06-23 11:42:31 -
My Father just received a check for $2998.75 from Bonanza 2000 Austalian International Lotto. I am searching the web if this is a fraud/scam. Found this site on a Google search.


2006-06-23 09:35:03 -
I'm winner of australian international lottery and i need information abaut that
is that really


2006-06-22 18:58:52 -
THE BONANZA 2000 Lotto IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!! I did everything I could think of to double check the CHECK before cashing it...I even called our postal inspectors who said to take it to the bank, that the bank would not cash it if it were not a real check. Well they cashed it and I found out it had been returned to the bank and now I am responsible for the money. THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT TO COVER THIS CHECK....SO BEWARE! The banks will cash the check, but then you will have to repay this money back to the bank.....


2006-06-22 18:45:48 -
Ijust rec'd letter and ck for $4975. from OLGC. Is is a hoax?


2006-06-22 16:18:49 -
Just an FYI....

I work for a company who's name and account is on some of these checks. So far I have stopped paid on 60 checks. What this means to these 60 people is that the check will bounce, they will probably pay a service charge for this bounce from their bank and if they forwarded the money, they are out that as well.


2006-06-22 02:17:47 -
Double S. Financial In
International Claims deptment
Austrailian Lotto Corp

2 Bank Ave
St Catherines,On., Canada
L6D 6B5

204 So. Broad St
Camden ,N J 08103
USA
they sent a check for $,855 and said it was deducted from winnings to pay GovT taxes,the amount of tax was $2,950 and t be sent by western union or moneygram.this struck me as funny,since Austrailian lotto money is supposed to be tax free.


2006-06-21 21:46:13 -
I received a letter couple days ago regarding a notification from "BONANZA 2000 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTO CERTIFICATE OF AWARD" At first glance appears to be the real deal and I followed the instructions on the letter to call Monica Edwards of Kingsway Financiers, 106 Circle Drive W Suite 404 Saketoon, SK S7L 6L5 at phone # 306-880-2109. I was so naive that I deposited the money on my bank account and called her to tell her to let her know that the check "was clear" This woman instructed me to go to Money Gram "but not to the one at Walmart" that "I should go to one that is by itself" and to wire the money to Linda Ortiz, 3127 Mellbourne Court, Ottawa, Ontario M8P1Z7, Canada. Then until then "It click" to me that it was a scam. Don't fall for it!!! Be smart!!! Thanks God he is on my side and brighted up my brain before commiting such a big mistake, it would had been devastating for my budget.


2006-06-21 20:27:53 -
I recieved a letter and a check from the OLGC claiming I won money the check was for 3900 and said I was to send 2985 back through money gram or western union, I feel this may be a scam and need to know right away I am investigating it, so please anyone with information please contact me asap.

Thanks Kayc


2006-06-21 20:03:38 -
All I can say is if they ask for money,don't believe them. It's a scam.


2006-06-21 19:58:26 -
I received a check from Bonanza 2000 and deposited it,but I warned my bank that it might be fraudulent.I never playrd the Austrailian lotto. If you haven't turn the check into the D.A. I don't know what's gonna happen,but I haven't touched the money and I will not. These people are scum and should be in jail.


2006-06-21 19:45:58 -
Regarding the OLGC scam....unfortunately I fell for it and am currently out almost $2000. I have a close friend who is a lawyer and has suggested that I try to contact other victims of the scam to organize a class action or multi-claimant suit against the Real OLGC, an Ontario based company that runs under the supervision of the Ontario Government. He feels that the Official OLGC has a responsibility under international law to protect the populous from a predator that is using their logo and name. I went through the same steps, even going as far as contacting a casino in Las Vegas where the contest was entered via a fill out type card. Everything checked out so I cashed the check and Western Unioned the money back to Canada. To date I have received no check for the winnings...

I am available to contact at blairmarshall79@comcast.net if you would like some more info about the case. The lawyer is confident that all participants will at least get the bad check covered.

Thank you for reading this.

Blair Marshall


2006-06-21 00:27:15 - IRISHFEATHER
BONAZA 2000 IS A SCAM!!!
"PRESIDENTIAL FINANCIAL CORPORATIN"
THIS WAS THE NAME ON THE CHECK. THEY LET THE CHECK CLEAR THEN PUT A STOP PAYMENT ON THE CHECK. I AM NOW OVERDRAWN 3,500.00 DOLLARS. I WAIT ON TABLES 6 DAYS A WEEK I AM A SINGLE MOTHER BARELY MAKING ENDS MEET NOW I WILL STRUGGLE TO PAY THIS BACK FOR YEARS. DO NOT CASH THAT CHECK PLEASE! IF I WOULD HAVE CHECKED THIS OUT BEFORE BELIEVING WHAT THEY TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. MY BAD AND I REGRET IT MORE THAN I AM ABLE TO PUT IN WORDS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STOPPED REPORT THEM TO YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES CALL PHONE BUSTERS, THE FBI, THE BBB, YOUR LOCAL NEWS CHANNELS.
CALL THOSE PHONE NUMBERS YOU HAVE FOR YOUR WINNINGS. BUG THEM TO NO END. THEY WILL EVENTUALLY BLOCK YOUR NUBER CALL FROM A DIFFERENT PHONE GIVE OUT THE NUMBERS TO PEOPLE WHO WILL DO THE SAME. DONT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS!!


2006-06-20 23:22:43 - Tracey
I too received one of these scam letters. My letter was from the Mercury Finance Co. (2785 E Desert Inn, Ste 180, Las Vegas, NV 89121), which according to the BBB no longer exists. It states that I am one of 36 declared winners of the North-American Sweepstakes Lottery held on March 30, 2006 in the 2nd category. My "winning #s" were supposedly 3-9-14-17-29-37-48.
These vultures sware that have made "many unsuccessful attempts to contact you regarding this winning." And that I am entitled to the sum of $250,000. They also enclosed a "check" in the sum of $3500, which was deducted from my winnings to pay for the applicable taxes on the winnings.

They probably would have had me, however, I would never and have never played the lottery.

I will be contacting the local police dept in the morning to discuss what can be done to stop others from being victimized by this scam.

Thank you all for your informative postings.


2006-06-20 21:45:01 -
The check does clear and you think the money is there. So even the cautious get stung. DON'T TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2006-06-20 21:33:07 -
Yes, the check bounced. i owe 1500.00. Boy that sure hurt my pockets. i need to know the samethang? WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SOME MADNESS. SOMEONE SAY SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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