i received letter with check for 4890.00 saying i won 250,000 needed to call them back before i cash the check,needed to send them 2985.00 for taxes.it is classic nigerian scam dont fall for it ok.
I RECEIVED LETTER WITH CHECK FOR 4890.00 SAYING I WON 250.000 THIS IS FROM TOTAL PRIZE MONEY OF 5 MILLION US DOLLAR.
NEEDED TO CALL BACK BEFORE I CASH THE CHECK,NEEDED TO SEND 2985,00 FOR TAXES.IT IS FAKE.
Letter stating I needed to respond within 5 days - won $250,000,000 - enclosed a legitimate check for $4890 to cover part of the taxes on my winnings. Letter from Powerhouse Financial, Inc.
same story as the rest who is going to take care of this scum bag
I recieved this "BS". I read it and I said to my self that this a scam. I am going to turn it in to the FBI, Postmaster, and the military legal office. Some people will get stung from this scam if they let their guard down. I will also send it to the local newspaper and TV station here.
Turn them in at the post office for MAIL FRAUD.
Thats what I will do if they are dumb enough
to mail it to me.
I received the same letter in the mail today. Company Starmark Financial. I also called the number 1-905-598-1610, message said box was full. I believed this was a scam eventhough the check looks authentic. I would like these creeps to be prosecuted, if they can be located.
Pathetic scam. Do not throw it away (keep for evidence), and call local FBI office.
I got a letter in the mail today 4-21-08 then check read for today I called and talked to the 'claim agent' they put the wrong name (my grandfather who has passed away) she told me they would issue me a new check and to call when I received it, the check looks real, but I don't know???
Donna, Germantown TN
I received the same letter but from Starmark Inc. What a disappoint! Are you saying that you did finally get to speak to a "live" person? Should we turn them in to the Better Business Breaus?
Donna - Germantown, TN
I received the same check today but the check looks legal. When I called the phone number of 1-416-831-5655 and said to call them before using the check. I keep trying to calling and a recording says that the message on their machine was full but to please continue to call.
Were you able to speak to anyone from Starmark Financial Inc. When I googled the name of the company, I saw where many people got the same.Haveyoubeen to verify any of this because the letter said to call 5 business days. I also just noticed the letter is dated 4-16-08 and today is the 21st (5 days - really conveinant.)
I recieved the same scam letter and check. It is a real check, but I guaruntee it will not clear at Howard Bank, the account is empty.
The hook is two-pronged. First, they want you to think you have won $250,000 so you lower your guard. This is not how legitimate sweepstakes work. They take the tax out of the winnings.
Second, They want you to think you can make a quick $1905, which is the difference between the $4890 check they sent and the $2985 they want you to pay up front. In reality, they will rip you off for $2985 and your bank will also charge you their ree of $35 or so when the $4890 check bounces, which it will.
This is mail fraud. Does anyone know who should this be reported to? Postmaster General? Local post office?
I recieved a ltter today as well under the name of STARMARK FINANCIAL INC so be warned it does seem fake everyone everywhere else is haveing the same results
they have changed the name to powerpoint inc. and it is a scam
I received a "final notice" from Powerhouse Financial stating that I had won $250,000.00 dollars along with a check for $4890.00 to help pay for the taxes. The notice gave instructions to call before depositing the check. How sad. . .the next step would be for me to send them money before depositing the(bogus) check. With a mass mailing they will find some naive persons to defraud. I am going to file a complaint with the Post master General about this one.
THIS IS A SCAM. Don't let them do it. It is a fake company, the bank issued check will only cause you financial problems.
I also want to report that I received the same letter. Be careful!
Just a world to the wise. be careful.
from Bristol, RI
Powerhouse Financial Inc. Stating that I won $250,000.