I recieved a check with NO letter. The check was for $1950.00 I called constant contact, they said it was a scam. I was wondering if any other recipients of these types of checks could possibly be deeply in debt and have serious credit problems ? Could this possibly be an attempt to entrap debtors as revenge ??? I am taking the check to the FBI with that notion in mind. If you are badly in debt and have had this happen, PLEASE chime in and see if as a group we can catch those hateful revenge driven heartless capitalist pig collection agencies. If we can catch them, it would mean a class action lawsuit and REAL cash for those of us affected. Thank you.
Well its 6-19-2013. I did received a letter with almost the same information sent from a company called Singular Marketing And Research Group Sweepstakes, Now the name and address is from park avenue new York, but the phone number is from Ontario Canada, I must say I was so happy to think I won, they asked me to do the same thing, to deposit the check, then called them back, and they will tell me what to do next.. The check looked so real, that when I went to the bank to ask questions, they just took the check from me and told me they have to keep it for security reasons, not a good feeling when these people are talking innocent people for fools. The company has not called me, But I did received a letter from them, I called them to find out information about the winnings. Anyway, I guess the bank spear me from future regrets..
Gail L. Fleming
I'm going to the Attorney General. NO IF's AND's or BUTl's about it.
I recieved a call from someone claiming kto be from publishers clearing house. from this number (718) 324-4114
I recieved a letter from Constant Tect (survey Dept) with a check for $1,998.08. I was told to keep $100.00 for myself and to send $1,678.08 through Western Union $170.00 for senders fee and to go to area sears,walmart,home depot,victoria secret,Jc Penny,KMart,toysrus,Dillards and Macy's anyone of my choice and spend $50.00 on items I wanted and could keep the items. I have done Mystery Shopping before and this letter was intended for me to review their customer service and how they preformed. I have never received money before a mystery shop before I shopped a business. I did however looked up the bank on the check on the net called their 1-800# they said to fax a copy of the check to them and they would call me back within 2 hours to let me know if it was a scam. Coordinator's name on letter was Jeffery Brent 1-403-667-1624. Please beware. These people need to be STOPPED and get a real job
I received a check from Mediacom Communications Corp in the amount of $3850. What is this?
I cash the check too. After it cleared, I got a cashiers check and closed the account
If it seems too. Good to be true it probably is. This is no acception. I looked it u online because of all the red flags that went up. Plain envelope. Canadian stamp from a new York business. Cash this check and send us money. Thank God for the internet to do research for those who are way to trusting. Anyway I called the GDL services who say they represent Walmart, Sears, Home depot etc. Nice by the way. But the check is from Information Systems Association in Illinois. Bank has no phone number to verify the check. So I called Miss Natalie. Jordan who wasn't there. Talked to a guy who wouldn't give me a name. Gave him the pin number but changed two numbers and one letter. Gave him the date on the check and he sstarted reading from his you are a winner script. I told him that I gave him the wrong pin number on pourpose and know this is a scam. He hung up and won't answer the phone. I hope nobody falls for this one. They should string these people up by their feet and use them as a pinata.
I received a letter I had won 110,000.00..
I just opened a letter last night from GDL Global Services Inc. that stated that I had won in the second category of PCH sweepstakes $110.000. I was to contact a Mary Williams at 416-878-7602. No answer but I just got this sneaky feeling that something wasn't right. Why would they send me a check for $3975 and then ask me to send $2,890.25 back for taxes and insurance via Western Union or Moneygram specifically and written in capital letters no less. Sounds like it could be a money laundering scheme to me. I must say that the check looks perfectly legit, however. I will be checking with the authorities.
Are we going to sew tea cozies that say 'wrongful wishful thinking'? I'd rather quilt that...
Oh, wait, you meant 'sue'. Please learn to spell, moron.
i forgot to tell you the number 1-416-820-9471 this goes with last letter thank you again
i recieved one of theses letters saying i was a $110,000.00 winner the check they sent me was for $3,988.00 i was happy at a minute you i have had some bad health and really could of used this my home is falling apart and no one to fix it so you know how i felt to have been taken like this i was suppose to send back $2897.75 who has that kind of money theses days wanted to let you know . i sure dont they ought to be able to do something on this theses people should be made to send what thoses checks were print out for . my email is email@example.com thank you again
Agree with all of you. It's a scam. The date of purchases & the use my previous last name is outdated by 10 years! John Sterling & "file agent" Kasie Moore are quite fictional. Quite a scam, hope the perps are busted soon!
I received a letter and check also, and came close to sending the tax money. Thanks for all the posts, and thanks to Google.
I recieved the same letter as everyone else and my contact person was Mary Williams and her contact number was 416-838-2103. With a picture of John Sterling vice president of global operation. I'm glad that i googled this before depositing into my account. Thank You all for the warning, I'll be reporting this to the attorney general as well.
same here with the letter, so what has happened since cashing the check. Update us please!!!!!
What did you do after that? Did you keep the money if so what happen after that?
I recieved the same letter today. same name-same #-same amount of money i supposably won--Yes shame on them!!!!!
I also recieved a letter saying i won 110,000.00 from publishers clearing house- I recieved a check from them in the sum of 3,989.00, to pay gov tax- and then i was to pay 2,899.25 through western uninon--Post marked from Canada--From Constant Contact,Inc 1601 Trapelo Road,Waltham,MA 02451===Silicon valley bank, 3003 Tasman Dr, Santa Clara,CA,95054. Claim number HTU 567-703-56MKU--File agent wa Sandra Martins 1-416-897-9387. Do these people realy believe we would fall for something like this, for goodness sakes- it came in a plain white envelope with just my name
I am tempted to just try to cash it myself! I knew immediately that it was a scam, but if we can cash these ck's and beat them at their own game that would be really cool!! But i would NEVER deposit the check, don't let them get your account info. They believe we will all fall for this cause we're all so financially desperate! Mom always said, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!"
I received one of these checks in my mail today. I was very skeptical also. The ink from the check hadn't even dried completely before they put it in the envelope and it bled a little onto the accompanying letter. Same MO as all of your letters. I've won $110,000. Check for $3,969 for "taxes and insurance". blah blah blah. I did try to call the number and the woman who answered sounded like she'd just woken up. Not too with it. It's interesting that somebody actually cashed the check and it cleared. But then it looks like somebody lost $2900 from their checking. I wonder what would happen if we just opened a new account to deposit this check into. Wait for it to clear, then withdraw. If no other money is in the account they can't take it, right? I googled the routing number and confirmed that that's real but haven't called to check on the account.
I also received the same amount check...is it scam...what's your experience? pls let me know
Tampa fl couple
I felt prey of this scam.I lost 2900 from my checking.Please be aware of this scam.I made the phone call and I got involved by this lady who told me to pay the momey thru western union to Dallas Texas.The next day I realize the 2900 were gone from my account.
I received this check for
$3975.00, and it looked so real, I decided to call The agent on the
letter. Company name G.D.L Global Services, New York, NY.
Sandra Martins 1-416-878-9387 was the person I talked to, and she said I had won $110,000.00.
and told me to go ahead and deposit the check and then call her back. I asked her if this was a
scam, and she hung up on me.
Its pretty bad that people are getting away with this. Shame on them!!!
Wow, I can't believe that this is allowed to go on. Received a check for $3,975 and my heart skipped a beat that I had won. Then I saw that the letter came from G.D.L. Global Services, Inc. In New York. I too was told that this check was to pay taxes, but I was too smart to fall for this SCAM. PCH needs to know that this so called Company is using their name and I will do so.
Received the same letter, I called the bank listed on the check Amegy Bank, Porter Texas and the company the check is drawn on T & K LLP., Dallas Texas and notified both - they are working with the fraud department - these just started to appear about a week ago according to them.
So you cashed your check and it cleared, I dont get it. Have you heard anything about the rest of the lump sum? I wonder why the check would cash.....I hope you asked for cash and didnt deposit it in your account where they can get your account number. My sweepstakes was on October 13th 2010. The first thing that I noticed was the envelope with "Canada" on it. The second, how would they know I was still here...and Publishers Never attempted to contact me first. I dont think Publishers would hire someone to deliver their checks for them...maybe just find someone. But not let a company handle their money..find someone with the chances they are there with a check enclosed. This is throwing me on how you were able to cash the check...something is going to happen. I do hope they dont get ahold of your account number. I am taking mine down to the bank and see if they say yeah or neah. So did you call and ask for your other 110, 000? So anyone get anything from the agents? I read where someone talked to one..but, what became of the conversation?
Same info for me. I'm still evaluating the whole matter. I cashed my check two days ago and the bank said it cleared. So that part is valid. The bank also said that they had had those checks before without problems. I'm also getting a copy of the transaction. One thing I am NOT DOING is paying anything to any one. That's a clear sign of a scam.
I too have received a letter from these people...it is so obviously a fraudulent scam. Publishers Clearing House does not operate in this manner...and why would they use a Canadian company to handle their winners claims? As soon as I heard a person from India answer the phone and identify herself as CANDY JONES I knew this was a fraud. I am reporting this to the Canadian Police and the Canadian Fraud Hotline...thanks for the info on posted on this website.