Scam turns international lotto 'winne...

Scam turns international lotto 'winners' into losers

There are 884 comments on the Roanoke Times story from May 11, 2006, titled Scam turns international lotto 'winners' into losers. In it, Roanoke Times reports that:

If you receive a check for winning the International Mega Lotto, watch out. The Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia said consumers around the nation are complaining about being told they are winners, ...

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Roger King

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#335 Jun 3, 2007

You won't beleive this, but I just got another letter fron another Lotto. Instead of being for 125,000, this 1 is for 85,000. Looks like they just won't let up sending them. I deposited the first check for 2995 in my savings and am doing the same with the other check, but I can't touch it till they get back to me. Just going to wait and see what happens.
Roger King

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#336 Jun 3, 2007
Go ahead and put the check in your savings and let draww interest and see if it clears or what.
JJJJ

Austin, TX

#337 Jun 4, 2007
I got the letter and the check that I already deposited now I got another check for another lottery company and its sounds weird , today I started searching in the web and I read a lot of ba things what can happens if I already deposited the first check in another account that it dosen't have my name its somebody else account

JJJJ
okie

United States

#338 Jun 4, 2007
I received the same check with exactly the same information. Thanks to the research I did on my own and locating this site, I will forward it on to my postmaster. Hopefully, these people will be caught if enough people forward them to the right authorities. Thanks to everyone for the info and comments.
ets wrote:
Received Royal Foundation Lotto notice and check signed by John Bryant from Rodney Williams with an agent named Jessica Marshall from Dublin Ireland.My check was from Supply One in Cleveland Ohio. The bank is listed as PNC in New Jersey.
Amount of check $2995.50
Winnings 120,000.00
I will hold onto this for a while-If we can forward this to fraud investigations let's do it!
frances

Philadelphia, PA

#339 Jun 5, 2007
josh wrote:
my mom got on too but it wasn,t a scam we got the money but why did'nt anyone else
need tio know from what company or lotto you got the money and how much did you mom win. please reply asap.
frances

Philadelphia, PA

#340 Jun 5, 2007
to josh trento,nj / hi josh need to know what lotto your mom got the letter and the money and how much did she get. please reply asap. this is my email [email protected] cause i got the letter too. but no money yet.
frances

Philadelphia, PA

#341 Jun 5, 2007
hello did any one got the real money at one point or is all a scam.
Willie Wonka

Knox, IN

#342 Jun 5, 2007
Some of you all actually tried to cash the checks.

I shouldnt be surprised...the get something for nothing mentality thrives in this country.
Willie Wonka

Knox, IN

#343 Jun 5, 2007
frances wrote:
hello did any one got the real money at one point or is all a scam.
Its a scam. Do you remember playing the lottery in a foreign country???
evans07

Pensacola, FL

#344 Jun 6, 2007
stephanie wrote:
I received 2 checks this past weekend...the 1st one from Simmons Irrigation Supply Inc (an actual company in South Carolina) in the ammount of $2997.90 along with a letter from Rodney Williams stating I won $120,000.00 in the Royal Foundation Lottery that I need to contact Karen Smith of Gateway Financiers in Dublin Ireland. The 2nd one I received is a cashiers check from Shamrock Bank (an actual bank in Oklahoma)in the amount of $1998.00 along with a letter from Peter Kane stating I won 85,000.00 in the Romega Sweepstakes Lottery/Free Lotto Promotion Program. I plan on contacting both of the companies that issued the checks today along with National Fraud Information Center at 1-800-876-7060
The same Romege send me a check as well I'm waiting on another check for the amount of 85,000.00
evans07

Pensacola, FL

#345 Jun 6, 2007
Romega Sweepstakes Lottery send me information saying that I won the lotto for the amount of 85,000.00 and I gotten a check in the mail on the 18th day of may and i went to my bank to cash out and the bank call and told me that the check bounce.The check was made out in my name and the first check was for 1,998.00 for to help pay the taxes on the sweepstake. I took it and spend it because I didn't know I hope I don't get in trouble for this!
christy from PA

York, PA

#346 Jun 6, 2007
I also received a check for Rokers Brokers. I didn't do anything with the check. But I think it is a scam. I tried to call the number they gave me but no answer so I left a message. That was 2 days ago.
RICK

Hesperia, CA

#348 Jun 7, 2007
Raul Lehigh acres FL wrote:
I also got a letter. The letter was from a Phoenix Financial Trust
3100 Sheppard Ave, Toronto,On
contact: Mr.Tom Bardley
I did my research on google and found this website. I must admit the check looks so real. But I have never gotten anything for free. I just want to Warn oth
ers. Becareful out there. BIG SCAM!!!
I had the same letter as you on monday june 4 07
my first tought "To good to be true"
the check looks real but I'm not taking any chances.
I'm going to my postal office.
RICK

Hesperia, CA

#349 Jun 7, 2007
Please becareful with this scam, don't
let the greed get a hold of your good sense.
brandy

AOL

#350 Jun 7, 2007
yeah i got one in April the check was from Wiatt furniture! the ck was for 2297.40, i emailed the bank and i will post what i get from them soon as i get it. What knuckle heads! I knew it was crap, but it's the firrst time i have ever gotten an actual check!
Sylvia

Evansville, IN

#351 Jun 8, 2007
okie wrote:
I received the same check with exactly the same information. Thanks to the research I did on my own and locating this site, I will forward it on to my postmaster. Hopefully, these people will be caught if enough people forward them to the right authorities. Thanks to everyone for the info and comments. <quoted text>
I received the check from supply one in Cleavland, OH. Took it to PNC bank and they told me it was fraud. But now also I received a letter from a Republic International Lotto, with a check for $1,998.00 from Commerce Bank, Called the bank and the bank told me it was a legitimate check. I am just trying to get a hold of the agent and see what happens. If the bank the check was written from tells me it is a real check I would like the $85,000 they told me I won.
Kelly Fay

Liverpool, UK

#352 Jun 11, 2007
said s wrote:
my letter said....
BONUZ. 7P INTERNATIONAL LOTTO
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU OF THE RELEASE OF THE BONUZ. 7P INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM HELD ON THE 24/ 11 / 06. YOUR NAME/ COMPANY WAS ENTERED AS AN ALTERNATIVE NUMBER ATTACHED TO REFERENCE NO; VM/1451/02046/TF WITH TICKET NO; 30.344 DREW THE LUCKY WINNING NUMBERS 7-13-23-27-45-47-, WHICH CONSEQUENTLY WON THE LOTTERY IN THE 2ND CATEGORY. YOU HAVE THEREFORE BEEN APPROVED A LUMP SUM PAYMENT OF 872.170.22 EUROS (EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EUROS TWENTY TWO CENTS) IN CASH. THIS IS FROM A TOTAL CASH PRIZE OF 14.626.870.00 EUROS SHARED AMONG 25(TWENTY FIVE) INTERNATIONAL WINNERS IN CATEGORY (1)(2)AND(3).and so on it continued to say about keeping it confedintial and tellng your claims agent and faxing the other form with ur details to ur agent so he can proccess it.
Hi there! i have just received a letter too from Bonuz 7P International Lotto telling me I have won over 600,000 Euros. I called the numbers and at first they seemd quite legitimate but then when I started asking how they got all my details they fumbled. Something about when I fly my details go into a ballot and that's how they got my info. Does anyone have advice on this matter?
Kelly Fay

Liverpool, UK

#353 Jun 11, 2007
Hi there! i have just received a letter too from Bonuz 7P International Lotto telling me I have won over 600,000 Euros. I called the numbers and at first they seemd quite legitimate but then when I started asking how they got all my details they fumbled. Something about when I fly my details go into a ballot and that's how they got my info. Does anyone have advice on this matter?
Joker

Garland, TX

#354 Jun 13, 2007
My gf received a check for $1,998.00 from Republic International Lotto in Amsterdam stating she won $85,000. We understand this is a scam but what's being done to catch these people? Has anyone followed through and found out if these people are being caught?
Also, check is from Commerce Bank 824 Central Park Ave Scarsdale, NY 10583. Commerce Bank, National Association: Scarsdale, Ny Branch at 824 Central Park Avenue, branch established on 2006-08-28. Info updated 2006-11-03: Bank assets:$41,170.0 mil, Deposits:$37,207.7 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 370 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancorp, Inc." This was off a google search from a website that describes stats and extensive city info. We called the bank but no answer till phone stops ringing. We called the "North American Rep" John Sullivan but no answer either. The bank sounds legit but they dont answer...not legit during regular business hours. I found a restaurant named Mont Parnasse at 824 Central Park online. I called them and asked if there was a Commerce Bank and the lady that answered verified there is a Commerce bank 2 doors from them. WOW! Actual place huh...Thinking about calling the Scarsdale Police Dept and talk to a detective.
Also, I noticed everyone that has posted has had different amounts in the check received. That seems odd...makes me think its their way of keeping track on you..the person cashing the check.
We got the number for the National Fraud Center but who else can we contact? The World Trade Commission? FBI? I think this is big time fu*&edup!
Anyone know what do do to make sure these a%$holes get caught?
Sorry...this pisses me off.
Joker

Garland, TX

#355 Jun 13, 2007
Never mind on the check amount...I see Sylvia got the same check.

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