got one but it cleared the bank. bank even talked to the other bank it was drafted off of.
Received the same type of letter with the check. The guy on the phone couldn't even speak english. The company's name on the check is in the "food services industry" and when you look up the bank for us it was people's bank and call the bank phone number it is their "Fraud Investigations Department" I highly recommend that you call and report your check to them. Also, PrePaid Legal Services is worth their $26 per month. We called an attorney through the service who told us that this is a big scam and you could be liable for that $5000 if you cash that check. DON'T BUY INTO THESE SWEEPSTAKE SCAMS. If it's too good to be true then IT ISN'T TRUE.
Received an envelope wtih Canadian postage, containing a check for over $4,800 and a letter explaining the tax amount exceeding $2900 was due now, in order to receive the remainder of the $250, 000.00 [$250 thousand dollars]. Company letterhead is Gateway Financial Group, Division of Unclaimed Funds, 9032 Rossmore Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89791. The telephone number in the letterhead is 1-778-869-1067. USA MEGA MILLIONS Claims Agent's name is Donald Morrison, at the same telephone number. The State Insurance Fund, State of New York, Department of Taxation and Finance/Diision of the Treasury. The JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Syracuse, NY. The office Registrat is Barry Lawson.
I RECEIVED LETTER FROM GATEWAY FINANCIAL GROUP TOO.AND CHECK 4.930,11 AND SAY 2,925,14 FOR PAY TAXES FEES ETC.... BERNARD FREEMAN LOOK HIS NAME BERNARD FREEMAN FREEMAN A SAY LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THE PHONE NUMBER IS 778-223-3051 CANADA NUMBER.9032 ROSSMORE DR LAS VEGAS NV 89791
DIVISION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS. AND THE CHECK IS
PROTECTION PLUS SECURITY CORPORATION OPERATIONS.CITIBANK CHECK.
UNCLAIMED FUND OF $4,930.11
CALL ME ON NUMBER 7782233051
we have a new name for this scam charles edward claims agent Gateway financial group beware
i also recently received a letter my self and was highly uneasy about anyone sendin me a check worth so much without me knowin the first thing about the company or anything. my firned informed me of such scams going around. thank you so much for everyone who has posted the warnings on here. and to anyone else be easy.
My son received a letter from Gateway Financial Group, Division of Unclaimed Funds, 9032 Rossmore Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89791. Telephone: 1-778-223-3051. Winning USA MEGA MILLIONS. There were more stuff written.
Please call your agent immediately after receiving this document to activate your check and start the claim process. Bernard Freeman, Claims Agent. Telephone: 1-778-223-3051. Activate your check, news flash SCAM. Going to turn this letter into my attorney and see what he can do. Thank goodness for computers and the internet.
My mother-in-law received the same letter with the same dollar amounts from Bernard Freeman.
She took the check to her local Citibank and they verified that the check is a fraud. Do NOT wire this company money for what they claim are "taxes owed".
I JUST RECIEVED THE SAME LETTER AND I WANTED TO CASH IT EVEN THOUGH I NEW IT WOULDNT..THIS IS THE WRONG TIME TO DO SUCH EVIL THINGS. BUT I KNEW IT WAS A SCAM WHEN IT SAID CALL TO ACTIVATE YOUR CHECK..IMPOSSIBLE..YES THIS IS A SCAM AND TO THE TRASH IT GOES..
I received THREE of these things in the Mail this month, saying I "Won" a Sweepstakes Prize ($455,000.00, $55,000.00 and $158,000.00 Respectively) with "Cashiers Checks" from Various Banks for Between $2,500.00 and $4,000.00 which I was to "Wire" them money to "Pay" for Taxes or Insurance. Last year my Mother got one of these things as well, hers said that she had "Won" $1,100,000.00 from Publishers Clearing House. Fortunatly she KNEW someone who was a Bank Employee, so she took the check to him and he verified it was a SCAM! (They called us 3 to 4 times a day asking why we hadn't wired the "Tax Money" until I got the letter from that Bank Employee my Mother took the Check to, I read it to the Caller and they IMMEDIATLY Hung up, never to be heard from again!
I mentioned this before but I'll mention it again. DO BOT CASH THESE CHECKS AND WIRE THEM THE MONEY! The Checks are BOGUS, unfortunately these Buffoons are using a Loophole to get around this, as Federal Law says any Cashier's Check must be honored and the money made available to the bearer upond demand. When the Bank finds out the Check is Bogus, they mobey that you wired is DEDUCTED from whatever money you had in the Account BEFORE you cashed the check, so now you are out the amount you wired, plus you are now liable for passing a Bad Check! If I were the President I'd find out what Countries these Scammers are calling from and NUKE THEM!
I have received the exact same thing. A check in the amount of $4,930.11 and a letter stating that I had won $250,000. The check is to help me pay taxes, insurance, handling and shipping fees. I'm sure glad that you all have communicated this information. I did not find a complaint for this particular company with location on the BBB in Las Vegas NV. The check sure does look real. The first thing that tipped me off was the fact that I have not played any lottery, so how could I have won.
++ 1-778-223-3051 ++
Gateway Financial Group
9032 Rossmore dr., Las Vegas NV 89791
Bernard Freeman - claims agent
This letter had canadian postage, a lot of misspelled words, came with a check for $4,930.11.
It said the taxes were $2,925.14 and the prize was $245,069.89. The check says
Citibank, N.A. Branch #231, which is weird. Kind of sucks really. Its like that fake lottery ticket prank.
It would have been really cool if it were real. I wrote the exact numbers cause someone else had and it kinda helped prove that it was fake.
I recieved a letter saying that I won $250,000.00 dollars along with a check for $4,930.00 dollar check portion of winnings claiming to help you pay for the taxes, Insurance, handling and shipping fees. The tax on all this was to be $2,925.14. They gave you a pin number to identfy yourself when you call and all. Thanks that I have a computer. The name of the person that I had to call was Bernard Freeman, Claims Agent
I recieved a letter saying that I won $250,000.00 dollars alone with a check for $4,930.00 dollar check portion of winnings claiming to help you pay for the taxes, Insurance, handling and shipping fees. The tax on all this was to be $2,925.14. They gave you a pin number to identfy yourself when you call and all. Thanks that I have a computer. The name of the person that I had to call was Bernard Freeman, Claims Agent
My parents received a letter and check the same as Bob F. It is totally a scam. If you did win anything, the US Government and State Government would want their taxes. These people pray on older people that don't think scum bags would do something like this. I would like to hand deliever the Tax money with my friends Mr. Smith & Wesson.
My mother received the same letter, same address, same contact name. It came with a "check" for $4900.20 with instructions to call the number to activate the check then someone would hand deliver the remaining $245,099.80 in the form of a check. What got me thinking were numerous misspellings throughout the letter. Glad to know I haven't been completely duped by it all. Sounds like there are a lot of unclaimed quarter million dollar winners out there. Thanks for the info - into the trash it goes
It's an informational scam...The checks are promotional checks from businesses towards purchases. American Grand Price Winners uses these checks to obtain bank info. If you call the companies where the checks came from, they will let you know that the checks are no good. My mother in law got one with no return address, the company address was in Las Vegas, the check came from a toyota dealership in New York, and it was postmarked from Canada.
I received a letter asking me to call the above phone number. They sent me a check saying to cash it. I called them. They said to cash the check and then call them back and they would have someone hand carry the remainder of the lottery money to me in person. The contact person was Don Martins.
This is a scam phone number from a company called American Grand Price Winners, Division Of Unclaimed Funds, 9032 Rossmore Dr, Las Vegas, NV, 89791. Contact name is Don Martins.