got a check for 4591.93 from insurance management inc. balance verifiedwithe the bank? then called randy wilter at 1 416 826 7164. recording said his voice mail is full and connection is broken
Received a letter with a check in the mail. check was for $4365.85 Said to contact Jenny Hung @ 1-905-616-5235 for activation. My total winnings $180,000!
are these letters coming in as certified mail.
rec'd letter from tri-star, 20 out of 500,000 (yea right), check for $4,250. Its real down to company and watermarks. Letter in the mail looks real enough, having done things with smaller companies before (legit ones), i've noticed these less than professional mass produced looking letters, but what gave it away was the company letterhead, so lame (like stuff i did back in school). And of course the warning at the bottom, third party notice will automatically cancel payment (hah).
told to calll denis @ 1-289-893-0250
Received letter saying I'm entitled to $180,000 US Dollars... Enclosed was check for $4,250, of which $2,750 was to be returned to pay taxes before sending the remainder. Was to call Ken @ 905-616-2889. Scam from Tri-Star Inc in Hamilton, Ontario
Breezy in Miami
so we've all got the same letter just with different caller names ! Mine said to call ken at (905) 616-2889, but when you call it's either the mailbox is full or the number is having technical difficulties. It sounded to good to be true, who couldn't use 4,250 with these economic prices??? I know I could. I knew it was somewhat fishy though. Anyone in America knows that when a third party can't be involved it's illegal ! I called the bank, Colonial Bank, on my check and they don't have that account number listed in their data! Then I called my check givers, which was Broward Motorsports of Palm Beach in Florida and the manager said it's a scam so I faxed him all the paperwork given I'm also thinking of giving it to the postal inspector. Those fraud people are kind of smart but aren't smart enough. The letter is from Canada and signed by Kimberly Reuband. So why should I call Ken? Since when do checks need to be activated, this isn't a credit card! Secondly, Broward Motorsports of Palm Beach is located in Florida, with two offices one in palm beach and the other in davie. Those cities are bough located in Florida, USA ! They dont even have an office in Canada. Mainly, the signature on the check doesn't match Kimberly Reunand. So whose is it? Also how could I forget, Tri-Star Inc. Gave two fax numbers if u pay attention to the bottom of the letter of tells you that the 253-270-6871 number is a fax ! There's no way to get in contact with them. I hope they all rot in jail.
Received a letter from "TRI-STAR INC". Congrats, I have won $180,000. New scam numbers 905-782-1099 and 253- 270-6871. Here is a check for $4,250 to help pay for advance taxes/surcharges that are due prior to sending out balance of check for $175,750 by Fedex.
The check looked real, watermarks and all, Deutsche Bank Trust out of Wilmington, Delaware. Company on check was Westminister Research Associates. Called up Deutsche Bank, it is a real existing bank and Westminister Research is a real client of theirs, although most of the numbers on the check seemed real, the last few numbers didn't match. Still hoping, I figured I do some checking on the web and seen these comments.
my siater received a check that was 4250.00 and u had call # and ask for mike. she sent the letter to me i read it really sounded good. so i called the # and talkd to a mike he would only tell me he activated the check to cash and to put into my account and send him 2800.00 back. i told him i dont have an account and he said that was part of cashing if u dont have an account then dont cash it. and another thing that made me think about they dont want u bring a 3rd party into it. and we all know if there is that much money involved u would get a lawyer involved. i gonna see if she will turn it over and let people in our town let them know to be aware of this.i really hope they catch these people.people could really use money like that.
same letter check for 4250 send 2800 hundred back when fedex me my 175,750 ask to speak to mike@1-905-616-3162 cannot understand him says no one else is there to come to the phone. only 20 winners out of 500,000 get real!
TO ANYONE OUT THERE DON'T CASH THIS CHECK!!! I WAS SO DESPRATE TO HELP MY MOTHER OUT OF HER BAD MORTGAGE I CASHED THE CHECK.MY LETTER SAID CALL DENIS@1905-616-2968. THE CHECK CLEARED. i FIGURED I WASN'T USEING MY MONEY SO WHY NOT.STUPID, STUPID,!!! I SPOKE TO HIM A FEW TIMES.TODAY MY ACCOUNT POSTED THE CHECK RETURNED. NOW I AM 4,500.00 DOLLARS IN THE HOLE. HOW COULD SOMEONE BE SO CRUEL. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS FUN ENTERING SWEEPSTAKES AND RAFFELS BUT I HAVE TRULEY CHANGED MY MIND. I WILL BE REPORTING THIS TO THE AUTHORITHIES. I TRULY HOPE SOMEONE PAYS FOR THIS, BESIDES ME. I SURE HOPE THEY GET WHAT THEY HAVE COMMING TO THEM. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO STOP THESE THIEVES.
I recieved a letter with claim number listed from TRI-STAR INC.
told me to call Will @ 1-416-887-4168 got very suspicious when I called the number and all I gt was a voice mail recording telling me the custor I was trying to reach was unavailable. though I looked up the comapny the check was issued from and found it was a ligetimate business, I cont. to research it more. thats when I found this site.
I am going to call my local police department today and report this and give them all the info I found out about this scam.
And what ticks me off the most is I really could of used the money lol but couldnt we all.....
I recieved the same letter... they told me to call Will at 1-416-887-4162(a canadian number). and when i called... the guy said that you have to deposit the check and then call me(he wouldnt tell anything else).
I cant really beleive it and im still thinking if i should or not... if anyone could give my a review or reply if i chould or not.
I got this check in the mail and it was for $4,250.00 and they wanted me to depdosit it in my account. But after writing all the comment I decited no to do this. I am glad I looked for this on the internet and found that this was a scam---thank you very much.
Received same letter different number to call 647-829-8475 ask to speak with Cynthia Zhang. I did a reverse lookup on the phone number and it said the number is a cell phone. I called the bank that the check is drawn on in this case Grand Bank & Trust of Florida and they confirmed that the check is a fraud. I submitted a fraud report to the National Consumer League's Frad Center https://secure.nclforms.org/nficweb/nfic.htm
The BBB likely can't do anything about it.
Take it to Bank of America and alert the Postal Inspector - they deal with mail fraud, especially fake checks.
Not a sucker
Got the same letter; our check was from "Bank of America" for $4,250, phone message was full. The letter was signed by Kimberly Reuband but the letter said to call Ken@1-905-616-2746. I plan to print out all of your e-mail postings and send my letter and check to the Better Business Bureau tomorrow. I don't think that we should let them get away with this and frankly, I don't plan to.
HaYYYY. My mom got that same letter. And I've been going nuts trying to reach someone. What a shame. I had plan for that money. I even fax them to see if they would reply back....
Just got the letter from Infosys today along with a check for $4250 drawn on Heritage Bank in WI. The contact in my letter is Kmberly Reuband (yes, that's how her name is spelled!) As disappointing as this is, I do hope someone in authority tracks down these people. I feel bad for the elderly people who wouldn't recognize this as a scam. How very sad.
I got the same letter saying to contact Nicole at infosys, i got a check for 4250 dollars i deposited it lol i won't spend it and i won't call them either we'll see what happens, i spoke with my bank today bc i wanted to reverse this trasaction she told me she couldn't do that but also not to spend any of that money, we'll see what happens but i am definitely not spending any of that money in case CITI bank comes looking for their money, that is the bank on the check i received.
The smart one
I received a letter with the same info. I was suspicious from the beginning. My thought was, if I won 180,000 dollars, why couldn't the taxes and crap be taken from the winnings instead of me cashing the check and sending them the cash. No way folks. Before ever cashing any checks from winnings, I start researching to make sure that everything was on the up and up.
Kristy in Alabama
Awwwhh...Jenny Hung must have gotten fired from the Scam Committee. My letter said that I needed to call Ronald Mann. What a crock!
I GOT THE SAME LETTER DATED 7/15/08. I WAS VERY EXCITED BUT SUSPICIOUS AT THE SAME TIME. THE PIN NUMBER THAT THEY PROVIDED WAS INCORRECT AND I COULDN'T CLAIM MY PRIZE. I CALLED THEM UP BUT THE NUMBER WAS BUSY AT ALL TIMES. I CALLED RAY ANDREWS AND HE WAS HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND HE SPOKE VERY BRIEFLY TELLING ME TO TRY AGAIN THAT PIN OR TRY NEXT DAY AND THEN TO CALL HIM BACK TO CONFIRM. I FAX THEM MY CELL NUMBER AND FAX FOR THEM TO HELP ME WITH IT. AND THEN I STARTED SEACHING THE WEB SITE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS COMPANY.
i am in toledo, ohio and i recieved the same letter with no return address! I validated the check and i tried to call HSBC it said was 175000 in the account. However no live person ever came to the phone. This is aweful and so cruel. The check was for 4850.00. They want you to western union 3,150.00 to David ALLEN. THE BANK SAID IT IS A FRAUDULENT CHECK.. IF YOU CASH IT DONT SPEND IT. YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR IT. CAN WE ALL COME TOGETHER AND SUE THESE JERKS? EMAIL ME AT MKYNARD01@SPRINTPCS.COM ADRESS ME AS KK. TOGETHER THIS WILL BE AT LEAST ENOUGH TO MAKE IT A FELONY AND SOMEONE WILL GO TO JAIL.
yea the "mr.andrews" guy hung up on me too. i simply asked him if it was possible for someone to have the same account number. he flipped out on me i could barley understand him to begin with. then outta left feild he asked me if i thought he was my slave??? where this came from i have no idea he was the one not letting me talk .....at all. he called me "missy" and things that were just very rude and in the end he hung up on me as well. i have tried to contact the bank and the company from which the "check" is stated from. i wish they would just stop all these scams. its not right i know my grandmother would have probably cashed the check.
I recieved the same type of letter, with check inclosed,
this is from Frank Goodhead - Yah right!!! I even called the number went through there bogus varification process, then called Ray Andrews - who was difficult to understand and short - he actually hung up on me.
Acc # 11715310516, pin#2717 with all the same instructions, what a unch of bulony.
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!
I got a letter from Canada saying I was one of the lucky winners, etc., you know the drill. I'm a skeptic, but I bought in. Here I am in my apartment already daydreaming on what I can purchase with it and thinking to myself "my time finally came" -- but my boyfriend knocked sense into me saying it was a scam and I looking in the internet for the information and found all these blogs. Well, at least I was able to dream for a few minutes; these people should get caught. So unfair. Do the rich truly realize how wonderful they have it? My thing is, I'd rather be happy and healthy insted of rich and unhappy and sick. I suppose I'll remain happy and healthy and these scammer should get caught and go to hell !!
THIS NO;1888-654-3130 IS FOR CLAIM FROUD IN CANADA.. I AM HAVIN THIS NO FROM FBI DIRECTLY
dont call the 800 for the canadian police, wrong number. I assume you will be giving these people a heads up that you are on to them. The person answering the phone says that he has gotten a lot of calls for the police department.
My fiance' received a letter a few days ago, same info as you all put in, but the check is from U.S. Bank N.A. Des Moines, IA. From AT&T. We haven't cashed it yet, but you can sure as heck bet we almost did until I looked this up! This saddens me to the point that it almost leaves you with no hope in the human race! When did we all start trying to dupe each other instead of really helping each other out? I thought this sweepstakes was going to really help us out, we are trying to move cross country and I just lost my tenured job; there may be no way to move, this was going to be it, how disappointing!
I was just wondering what happened to you after it got deposited, did everything turn out ok?