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2006-01-15 22:56:06 -
I'm gonna tell the whole story here and maybe one of you will be saved from this scam.
I received a Certificate of Award from Reginald Fontaine (Prize Director Eurolotto). It had a check for $1,950.00 payable to me, drawn on Bank America in Georgia. This was a tax and clearance fee being financed by Bank America. The letter said to contact Junior Robinson of Excel Financiers, Subsidiary of Euro Trust Corporation in Quebec Canada. I talked to Junior and he advised me to cash this check and send the money right back so I can get my cashier's check for the remaining $93,050.00 that I had won as a third catagory winner. He also told me not to tell ANYONE of my winnings and we HAD to keep this hush, hush so Canada would not find out and take taxes out of my winnings. I had to Dec. 17th to give them the $1,950.00 or I would lose my remaining winnings. I deposited the check, after talking to my bank and making sure the check was good. Junior told me that when it cleared, to call him and he would tell me what to do next. 7 days later it did clear. I called Junior and he gave me a name and address to send the money to. He told me to go to Walmart and get a money gram and send the $1,950.00 minus the fees to send it to Amanda Jackson in Quebec. I questioned on why someone else was receiving this money and was told she is a Eurolotto investor. When we went to the bank the next day, we were told the check was taken back. Had to pay 31.00 for it being returned. All the while, my wife talked to Junior and expressed her concerns after researching online and finding some lottos to be scams. He assured her it is not a scam. She even threw in mail fraud if a scam out to him and he still said it was legal and real. Once we found out that the check was bad, I called Junior and a female answered the phone and did not know where he was. I told her it was a scam and she hung up on me. I have the check back marked FRAUD. So, please do not cash these checks, we can do nothing to get our money back because United States law tells you that you are breaking the law by participating in international lotteries. I hope this helps someone save their money and identity. We pray that these people get caught and have to do time for their cruel scam.


2006-01-14 14:22:21 -
I received a letter and a check for $1,965.00 that I was told to cash and return the money for fees to send me a check for my so called winnings of $48,000
It was sent from L.T.N Casino Lotteries Inc. Has anyone gotten one of these. Has anyone actually received any money?


2006-01-10 14:22:27 -
ALL THIS MAIL OR EMAIL ARE SCAM FROM EUROPE, RECENLTY I RECEIVED PER MAIL THAT I HAVE WON LOTTERY EUROMILLIONS ON 16TH DECEMBER 2005 AFTER I DID SOME RESEARCH I WAS 110% SURE THAT WAS A CHEAP SCAM FROM SOME PPL IN SPAIN... BE REALISTIC HOW CAN U WIN SOMETHING U DIDNT PLAY YOURSELF !!
HERE ARE SOME ADRESESS AND NAMES OF THIS PPL:

AVD.JUAN REAL 25 C.P 28002
MADRID SPAIN
TEL: 01134626095918
FAX: 01134654272613

DON MORICO
FOREIGN OPERATION DEPARTMENT
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
GLOBAL CONSULTANT S.L SPAIN
TEL: 01134654163156
EMAIL : GCLOB@EMAIL.COM

I HOPE THEY GET THIS SCAMERS....
ALSO FOUND OUT AT THE SPAIN EMBASSY HOMEPAGE IN USA
Beware of Lottery scams:

Spanish Lottery International programs DO NOT EXIST, therefore:

-Do not trust on letters received from “supposedly” Spanish Lottery Companies

-Do not send any money through any type of wire, transfer or check.

-Fax the letter to the Embassy of Spain, Fax # 202-530-0509

The Spanish Police is conducting an ongoing investigation regarding these cases. Several criminal groups were arrested in relation to this scam. Nevertheless, any information obtained will be helpful for further investigations. If you need any assistance, call at 202-728-2365.


2006-01-09 15:32:57 -
Ok...here too is my update...my check was also retrieved from the bank...written on Chase Manhatten from NY..on the Adam and Eve account. I had deposited it and it came back by the new year... so I am glad I did not try to use any of the money...it is a scam and will rip you off...no money is in the wind from this....so as legitimate as it looks, you lose if you try.


2006-01-06 00:38:03 -
I got the eurolotto check and letter also. Took the check to a check cashing place and they said it was bunk, but i needed the money so i put it in my bank and it went through. That was today so i hope the money stays there...


2006-01-04 23:55:31 -
On December 21st, I opened an envelope I got in the mail and found a check payable to me at my address for $1,950.00. The check was drawn on a Comerica bank account in Houston, Texas under a company called Superior Wellhead, Inc. The check was enclosed with a EURO LOTTO Certificate Of Award "certifying" that, as of December 8th, 2005, I had WON a third category draw of Euro Lotto, held at Geneva Switzerland. And that they were pleased to inform me of the official announcement today that I have emerged one of the winners of the EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAMS, which is part of their promotional draws. The certificate stated that participants were selected through a ballot system drawn from 8,000,000 names and addresses of individuals who previously signed for the North American Sweepstakes [which, by the way, I do NOT remember signing for . . . ] as part of their International Promotions Program. My ticket emerged as a winning ticket [so it stated] and consequently won in the Third Category. It went on to say that I have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of USD $95,000.000 (NINETY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash, which is the winning payout for third category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$120,000,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Third category. [Are you with me? . . . . Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there?? . . .]

In the 2nd paragraph of the "certificate of award," it stated that 'a tax and clearance fee of $1,950.00 has been financed with the enclosed check, kindly deposit or cash the check to pay for your tax and clearance fee.' [This seemed very strange to me right here . . . ] Then it said: 'You will receive a total of ($93,050), minus $1,950 for the TAX.'

I reported my story to Dateline NBC and The Today Show. Maybe they will be interested. I feel that many poor and unsuspecting people might benefit from bringing such a timely story as this to the public as soon as possible. I feel so sorry for the person who found that her account was overdrawn by $800,000.00 after depositing one of these "tax & clearance fee" checks!! The fact that this horrible international lottery scam apparently swept across America at Christmastime makes it all the more sickening!

Thankfully, though, my banker advised me to set up an "alternative" bank account to deposit this $1,950 check so that my personal and primary bank account information would not be shared with any potential identity theives.

On December 30th, I checked my online bank account information and discovered that the aforementioned $1,950 check had been "returned". Therefore, I called the Comerica Bank in Houston yesterday and gave them the account number on the check to verify funds were in the account, and the representative told me that he was instructed to inform that this check was COUNTERFEIT, and to contact my bank, which I did and explained everything to them. So my personal banking funds are now SAFE and the Deposit Operations Center of my bank has been notified of this counterfeit check scam. I had sent a fax to the number provided on my certificate of award, and it went through successfully. However, I have not yet received a response from them. Fat Chance! If I do, I will re-post.


2006-01-03 04:43:29 -
bonjour,
j'aigagné une somme de 350.000.00 euro cette année avec cette email,mais jusqu'a maintenant j'ai rien reçu.


2005-12-28 14:56:51 - MARILYN
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CASH THESE CHECKS THEY ARE WORTHLESS I DO WORK AS A CASHIER AT A CHECK CASHING SERVICE IN MINNESOTA. KNOW YOUR ENDORSER. IF IT IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE LEAVE IT ALONE. HOW MANY TIMES IN LIFE HAS A COMPLETE STRANGER SENT YOU MONEY. DO NOT FALL VICTIM JUST TO HAVE YOUR SELF ARRESTED FOR BEING UNWISE. IF SUCH CHECK IS PRESENTED TO CASH I'M SORRY YOU GO TO JAIL. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SECRET SERVICE OR YOUR POSTAL INSPECTOR. THE BANK IT IS DRAWN ON WILL LET YOU KNOW FOR SURE.


2005-12-28 11:34:35 -
STOP...DON'T CASH THE CHECK! I JUST CHECKED MY BANK ACCOUNT AND IT'S IN THE NEGATIVE. 20+ DAYS LATER THE $1960.00 WAS RETURNED. I CALLED THE NUMBER LISTED WITH DONNA ROGERS AS THE CONTACT AND LEFT A MESSAGE THAT THE CHECK CAME BACK, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THEM, THAT IT IS A SCAM AND I HOPE THEY ROT IN HELL..F___K YOU! I HOPE THEY GET CAUGHT BECAUSE NOW WHEN MY PAYCHECK IS DIRECT DEPOSITED TOMORROW, IT WILL BE ALL GONE BECAUSE OF THE $1960.00. NOW I CAN'T PAY RENT, CAN'T BUY GAS OR FOOD. THIS IS SICK! HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT? I WANT JUSTICE!


2005-12-27 11:07:01 -
Update: The check I deposited never came back as NSF. Per my previous email, I called Bank One to verify the account and they said it was an active account. Obviously, the check cleared. I have never received anything back and it's been 20+ days now. Of course, I never did receive the check for $95,000.00 either. I call the number I have periodically and of course the voicemail is full or they if I do get to leave a message, they don't call back. I really believe they are stealing from the Companies listed on the checks or maybe something more masterminded. Who knows. All I know is I spoke to the lady that was listed on my check - Donna Rogers with Gateway Financial Management, LLC in Ontario, Canada - and she said, "I promise you..you will receive your money." Well, maybe in another life!! I had my bank close down my account just in case. There was nothing in there for them to get, but it's just the point. What I don't understand is that if they are scamming companies or people, why do they still hang around. Phone numbers can be traced. I hope these people get caught. I would love scam them back and rip them off!


2005-12-27 06:10:33 -
We too recieved a check from Eurolotto. $1960.00. It was deposited one day, and the Mr. Smith we dealt with was from Ontario, Canada, told us to immediately withdraw the money, and call for further instructions. Well.... red flags went up. Check was on Adam and Eve, from New York, drawn on Chase Manhatten Bank. I had called the 800 number on the check,verified the check, and deposited in good faith. One error, my bank manager had written my account # on the back, I DID not do it. Next day, I took the letter back to bank, and inquired again about it....said I would not with draw the funds... (told Mr Smith there was a 14 day hold on check due to holidays)... I am in a waiting period now...and the fraud division from the bank is investigating.... I had my account frozen for my protection. Will follow with further info as it evolves. Charie


2005-12-23 01:30:05 -
DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECKS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. I DEPOSITED THE CHECK I RECEIVED INTO MY ACCOUNT AND IT CLEARED THE NEXT DAY. I DID NOT SEND THE MONEY BECAUSE I WANTED TO SEE IF THE CHECK WOULD COME BACK. I DEPOSITED THE MONEY BACK INTO MY ACCOUNT 2DAYS AGO. I CALLED TO CHECK ON MY ACCOUNT AND IT SAYS THAT MY ACCOUNT IS $800,000 OVERDRAWN. THAT'S CORRECT EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OVERDRAWN. I HAVE TO CALL MY BANK TOMORROW. THEY MAY BE GETTING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION WHEN YOU CASH THE CHECK AND TAKING YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE ACCOUNT. I WILL LET YOU KNOW OF THE OUTCOME.


2005-12-22 17:38:55 -
I had up until yesterday to cash it for as the letter stated. I took the check to my bank and they showed me two other checks that people were afraid to cash. (the cashier at the bank received one her self) She replied it is a scam and this is a way of easy access to your account. Somewhat I believe it is a scam because I never played a Casino game on the internet nor ever went to a Casino. I really hate the thought of not knowing it's a scam or not. If it wasn't look at what I have lost. And if it is a scam, then etc... I am just afraid because this would be the second scam for me this year. Are we actually 7 of 19 that won on this board?


2005-12-22 12:54:21 -
Well, it's been 16 days since I deposited the check and nothing has come back as NSF. I believe the check cleared. What I am thinking since I have not received the $95,000.00 is that these people are scamming businesses. We are the "middle men" for them. We are cashing these checks and giving them the money. They are ripping off these companies. That is all I can come up with after tons of speculation. All I can say is I better not have to deal with the company coming back to me one day and saying, "who are you...how did you get this check...you owe us $1960.00..." I will hit the fan if that happens. One day these people will have hell to pay. I promise you.


2005-12-21 00:34:00 -
I received the same thing. I thought about cashing mine and not sending them the money. Maybe just set back a minute to see if it clear or not. Have you guys thought about sending it off for collections?


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