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Global Sweepstakes Services / North America Consumer Promotion Draw

1 45 Montgomery Street #3340San Francisco, CA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 416-939-8838

FAKE - Received check for $990.00. Said I won $5, 100. Told to cash check, go to Western Union to pay Non-Resident tax to Canada of $910.00, since that is where the drawing was. Then the balance would be sent to me via UPS or direct deposit. Was told I entered a drawing at "Wal-Mart, Sears, Home Depot, Safeway, Stop & Shop, K-Mart, Best Buy or JC Penny, etc". My thought was "What does etc. mean"?

Was told there would be no US tax on this money. I am a tax accountant and there would be income tax associated with these winnings, so that threw a red flag as well.

The bank is in Detroit MI - Comerica Bank & Trust National. This is a real bank. Called bank, was told account was fake, check was counterfeit.

The check did not have my address on it, another red flag.

Watch out for your parents, kids and neighbors...

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  • Ma
      19th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    MY friend received the same thing. she showed me this morning that is why i am looking around net to see scam info. And i was like you just dont get money without doing nothing. i checked the bank like you and check the company and all was a scam. she was happy but happier knowing not the take it to the bank. Thanks for sharing. I will share her story too. be careful what you get. I know several people who played scam games and lost $10, 000+ more money. :)

  • Wi
      20th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    same thing happened to me...do not cash this check...its a scam...called them and even said how can i know this is not a scam, and they said to ask my bank, and to check the business bureau...cant win money without doing anything...thus just stay away!

  • No
      21st of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    I received one also, sounds exactly the same as the original poster's letter. Who do you report these scams to? I doubt it would be your local police department, but does anyone know?

  • Ro
      29th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    They tell me to go to the Attorney General of your state and report it. The man James Herold in which I'm sure is a fake name with fake I.D. got us. I didn't read this posting until yesterday which was too late because I sent the money by Western Union to Belleville, Ontario Canada. So I'll just have to pay for stupidity. We can complain on this website but nothing is being done about it.

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