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2006-02-22 21:47:36 -
We were scammed and would love to see these people pay for their crimes. Not only do we end up getting charged with cashing bad checks but it cost us money. My suggestion to you is to go on the Federal Trade Commission and F.B.I. websites. These both are trying to catch these people and if you don't cash the check, then hopefully they can catch them somehow. Also, Better Business Bureau is very involved as well as the Post Offices. Good Luck.

Sharon Wikoff


2006-02-22 20:01:57 -
Same thing. Euro lotto check for $1996.73 I am to deposit or cash to pay for taxes & fees and I'll get $69,000 for winning in the third category yada, yada, yada. My first thought was it's a scam, so I fired up my computer and was on this website within five minutes which definately confirmed my suspicions. Look. Enough is enough! How do we fight back? I want to nail these bastards! I will take the check to the bank and report what's going on to them, but what can I myself do? I want to see these idiots PAY!


2006-02-22 13:07:58 - mars
i got one for 2950 and deposited the check into my account on the 16th i checked my account on the 22 and the bank says the funds are advailable i havent withdrew any money jusy waiting to see what happens


2006-02-22 12:56:59 -
I received a Euro Lotto Certificate. Please advise as to whether or not I should cash the check and mail it Gateway Financial Corp in Canada. Meanwhile, it takes 48 hours to forward our $90,000.00 USD check.

Thank you.


2006-02-22 12:53:16 -
i just got a check for 2995 and i put it in my bank my bank cleared the check. now what they said dont say anything....but it shows they have money in this account


2006-02-21 12:37:49 -
We were scammed and I have provided so much information on this website to warn others, yet they do not listen for the most part. We have stopped posting. I have a check in front of me that was returned marked FRAUD. We paid 31.00 for this scam and we were lucky. I hope your post helps them because obviously our didn't.


2006-02-21 10:00:30 - get conned biotch
I hope everyone that doesnt listen to everybody here gets what they deserve and gets scammed for not listening


2006-02-21 02:29:36 -
received a letter feom euro lotto w/a check from hadco sure looks for real check is for $2,995 letter says i have wom $90,250.oo is ther any way to to if it is for real


2006-02-18 22:34:34 -
I recieved a Euro lotto in the mail claiming I won 90,000 and a check the check I will check with my bank to see if it is real. I check the bank it came from and the bank is real and the company on the check is real and I want to be sure I can cash it and not get introuble.


2006-02-18 20:34:20 -
i got a check from euro trust and it was no good it bounced


2006-02-18 19:37:14 -
I received my $2900. check today from Euro....went straight to this site and found out the "real" facts....thanks to you all! I would have been depositing my check on Monday....just grateful for the internet and ability to listen to everyone's experience and expertise on this scam. So, sorry for those who lost money on this criminal activity. Hopefully, they will be stopped!


2006-02-17 23:34:40 - Rhonda
I also recieved a letter and a check for 1995.00 from euro lotto and I have contacted the bank the check was drawn on and faxed the check letter and the envelope it came in to the bank to be turned over to the fraud department to hopefully nail these idiots.


2006-02-17 18:10:13 -
Money Trail International Lotto Services, 1-514-573-8114, Who are these people? And does Bank of America know what there up to? Also there is another one out of Oregon, Top Hat Lotto, Awards2005@usa.com, 1-866-824-9968, How does one fight back? Thanks Joe


2006-02-16 15:36:15 -
received letter with check from guaranty financiers of montreal quebec canada tel: 1 514 652 5782. contacted them. they gave me story to cash check, and moneygram funds sent to mr james black. 1010 pine st london ontario for payment of taxes. spoke with woman claiming to be cassandra davo, and later man said to be peter french. both on original letter sent.
I had an attorney friend look at situation, and got advise. looked ligitmate. still suspicious. took precaution of taking check to bank of america to confirm. they said their was an account in the name of corporation on check. opened new account with funds waiting for it to clear. 5 business days later, found check had bounced. have contacted Guaranty Financiers, not yet had call returned. so far only out $6.00 bounced check fee.


2006-02-14 20:11:31 - Tanya
I recieved the same thing and immediately thought it was fishy. I've never won anything before but it just makes sense to me that if I had truly won something I would just get the check in the mail via certified letter. Not a small check that I have to send back.. The whole "keep it confidential thing blew the red flags WAY up and I immediately started googling all the "company" names they had on the letter. Luckily for me I found this website and now I plan to report it to the bank. The bank they used on the check happens to be the same bank I use. I really hate when scam artists use legit names cuz it gives the legit ppl a bad name. At least if the bank KNOWS there's a scam out there using checks with their name on it they can tell ppl ahead of time that try to cash it that it's a fraud instead of taking them through the whole process and it costing everyone money. Every penny we lose as a result of these guys is a penny too much. Luckily I'm a skeptic at heart and never let myself get excited from the beginning or else I'd be heartbroken.. specially being pregnant and really needing the money. I just thank goodness I took the time to read all these comments BEFORE I tried to cash the check. Hopefully others will find it too and think to research these type things before getting all excited and run out and lose everything. Thank you for sharing!


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