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2006-05-03 17:53:18 -
I'm a single mother, who received a letter from "NORTH AMERICAN SHOPPER'S LOTTO" stating my name attached to some ticket & lottery # was pulled. I was 1 of 20 North American Winners of a $1,100,000 cash prize.

I received a cashiers check in the amount of $2,865.71 to cover "all necessary fees." I called a gentleman named ERIC STEVENS (403) 891-2017 (as indicated on the letter) who instructed me to call him back when the funds cleared. I deposited it to my account - the bank held it for 3 days and the funds are now available. I called this ERIC STEVENS guy back who then told me to send $2,500 via Western Union to a JULIE ANDERSON, 900 DUFFERIN STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO. M6H 4A9 (416) 439-2351, then call him back with the Control # for my "Final release forms" to be sent to process my $55,000 winnings.

This sounded weird so I've been researching all day. Has anyone heard of this company or these persons? I'm afraid of the consequences now and don't know what to do. Can someone help?


2006-05-03 17:11:05 -
I called the better business buereau they told me that any lotto not of the us is illegal! this is a scam !most of them want you to hold the monies,then return that same amount via personal check or some kind of money gram,you ultimately will be held responsible for repaying the institution that gave you the money.The checks are couterfiet.i recieved one today and burnt it today,dreams are dreams!


2006-05-03 15:38:03 -
I was informed that I won an amount of $817,616.00 of the LOTTO-DEL-MILENIO-SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY/END OF YEAR HIGHSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ON 15TH OF MARCH 06.
IS THIS IS A SCAM OR REAL??? PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
THANK YOU


2006-05-03 13:34:30 -
I am A single mother who recieved this great news . I supposeddly won 95,000 from british lotto but after talking to my dad he said i should investigate. I was heart broken to find out the truth,you know i think it is a very cruel joke/scam to play on someone these people obviosly have no regards as to the people they hurt they should be stopped. Imagine the financial hole i could have been in if i had cashed the $3998.oo check that they sent from the university of florida.They even gave me a deadline ooooh to bad i lost out ;) any how i will be turning this over to the BBB and to my local news stations to warn those who may be more naive. I will also send a warning and letter to the local latino paper that is published in spanish and to the other smaller papers. I am also personally printing warning flyers and e-mails. This scam is wrong. I think it would be smart that everyone who gets this letter and check should do the same that i have and thus expose these thieves for what they really are!!!!!!! Oh and thanks for this site it was very helpful.


2006-05-03 10:59:09 - renee
I also reseved a letter with a check the check came from chase bank for $2995 and i did cash it my bank had no problem with it then i called the apex financial group to find out there is no man name randy edwards.So what am i to do I cashed the check if anyone finds out anything please e mail me chuck2hunt@yahoo.com


2006-05-03 06:20:36 -
Has anyone ever the money awarded to them after putting check for tax fees in the bank?


2006-05-03 05:54:30 -
Glad I looked on the net before I cashed or deposited the $2995.95 check that I recieved from United British Lotto, claiming it was for tax and clearence fee's before they send me the $95,000 that I was supposed to have won. Got to say they are getting somewhat better at fraud, they almsot make it sound believeable and now they are even sending you a check. My question is how do they get by with this? Seems to me they are very brave sending there name and phone number and address. I never entered any lotto and even if I did I have never won anything which made me check this out and glad I did. thanks to the people on here for the info on this. Good luck to you all.


2006-05-02 23:34:20 -
My mother recieved a letter and check. She called the company, I'm worried they will take her money out of the bank


2006-05-02 20:11:17 -
Recently I recieved a certificate of awards EURO LOTTO
It came with a check and I was told to cash or deposit this check. I'm then told to send that money western union to sombody in canada he then is supposed to give me a confirmation number and then Im to relay this number to the prize director whom is then supposed to imediatly fed ex my winnings. So far I'm not out any money, they don't have any of my personal info and the check they sent me has gone through the channels and has been made avalable for me to access. is this a scam and if so what should I do?


2006-05-02 19:49:29 -
All checks from US Bank are conterfit from the British Lotto. They are not from Northwest Airlines or Apex. There are several law suits pending against these people and they will be caught in time. It's important to let everyone know that you can. There are so many desperate people needing quick cash not thinking that its to good to be true. I seen 5 people on May 1, 2006 ready to cash these checks. One lady had cashed one for $50,000. and is now having to pay back in payments to the bank. I to have received 2 checks. US Bank, Police Dept along with Fraud and Postal Service are on this. There have been so many people cashing these checks in the U.S. it's unreal. Please don't fall for this scam you will have to pay it back.


2006-05-02 19:36:59 -
I recently received a certificate of award from "United British Lotto" stating that I've been awarded a lump sum of $95,000.00, along with a check of $2,993.53, to be deposited to my account for 2 days, after which I was to mail the $2,993.53 to an agent,Jonathan Janes 1000 Pickle St. Suite 45, Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada W 4E2B7. A check was $95,000.00 (the contact person on phone) would then be mailed to me. Sounds too fishy!!! The contact person at Apex Financial Management Group for this scam is a subsidiary of British Trust Corp. 10560 ll0 Avenue, Edmonton AB T6X 6J5 #780-695-1421. Please inform me of whether this is legitimate. L.Barker


2006-05-02 17:46:10 -
I just received the infamous british lottery certificate of awrard, what happens when you deposit the check?


2006-05-02 17:27:58 -
I did'nt get ripped off when I received a check in the mail from the British Lottery saying I'd won $95,000.00 and could claim if I'd cash the enclosed check in the amount of $2.999.40 and call Jennifer Williams of the apex Financial Management Group.I cashed the check knowing full well that my bank holds ALL out of state checks for 10 days.But I did call Jennifer who sounded like the Indian guy on the Simpsons wife.Is his name Abdul?
What I do know is that it's a real shame that someone sent me a fraudulent check so that I cannot claim my prize.I so wanted to go shopping.And I'm just sick that I can't.
Has anyone ever tried to contact the companies that send out these bad checks to tell them they'll be sued for fraud rather than go crying to the attorney general or the police?I've called all 3 companies listed on this letter and they exist so they must have some operating capital.
I may be stupid or naive.Whichever.But if I'm in buisness and I write and send out alot of bad checks,it's going to result in a lawsuit and I'm either going to pay up or file bankruptcy.Bad checks follow you around forever.
So out of curiosity has anyone ever thought to run a scam on the scammers?If so send me an address cos I'd like to do what I can to help.
These people stealing from us or trying to would at least be forced to shut down and move as well as maybe find a new scam to pull.All that would cost money.So much less in their pockets.
And I'm wondering if somewhere in the line of dummy corporations there may actually be a legitimate company backing these people who know nothing about the full operations.Would'nt that company also be held liable?Or at least want to know what they're involved in?
I suppose many have already tried what I'm suggesting here and failed.But 3 people from my bank are going to be facing criminal charges for bilking the bank out of thousands when all they did was dare to hope.It could have been me and I'm furious!And to further feed my fury is helplessness.I was taught that if I could'nt afford something,I'd either have to get a job and pay for it or do without.And believe me I've done without alot!But no matter how bad things got I NEVER stole from ANYONE and it sickens me that others do so without so much as batting an eye.Small comfort but God will get them in the end surely but for right now it'd sure feel good to find a way to cheat the cheaters out of all the money they'd stolen and then some.What could they do about it? Call the police?


2006-05-02 17:08:55 - Kristy
I just received a letter and a check claiming that I won a British Lottery for $95,000.00 and all I have to do is contact CHRIS RICHARDS OF APEX FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GROUP, SUBSIDARY OF BRITISH TRUST CORPORATION, 10560 - 110 AVENUE, EDMONTON AB T6X 6J5 TEL 780-695-1421. They want you to deposit the check for $2993.53 and then send a personal check in this amount to cover the taxes and they claim you will then get your $95,000.00. THIS IS A SCAM!!!! DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK! THEY WANT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO STEAL YOUR MONEY! When you send a personal check they have your bank account number!


2006-05-02 16:39:38 -
Hello all... Just wanted to let you know that I have rec a check from the British Lotto (woohoo) hehe.. The amount of the check was 2998.00 draw off Bank of America. I called BoA and asked if the account number on the check was legit and the transit number. Both were legit. The Company name on the check was U.S Risk out of Dallas, Texas. I also ran a search with the BBB and didn't find any complaints. So I googled the lottery scam. I found that if you go to a check cashing store, the check throws REG flags up... Just wanted to let ya's know... hehe caio


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