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Contest scam/blue series viii

Complaint Rating:  95 % with 247 votes
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Contact information:
Award Processing Center
1401 Armour Road
Kansas City, Missouri
United States
Phone: 816-842-5510
My husband recieved this today the form 1080 request a $9.00 fee in cash, check or money order . Yes it ask for cash... sounded suspicious therefore when I went on line I found previous contest from this same Company asking for a $20.00 fee and the series was listed as Blue series VI so we knew it had to be a repeated scam.
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N  16th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes

International Award Payment Center - Fraud
award payment data release division
United States

I've already been taken for 5 grand i have an attorney and the Nashville police on these so called winnings i want there phone number and return address no more stealing from me I'm suing all of you.
N  21st of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
@john666 It is a scam, Fraud.
El Mirage, AZ
N  14th of Dec, 2010 by    +1 Votes
I, too, got the same mail from the same company for its Blue Series VIII scam. It asked me to send $20, their "small" fee for me to get my cash award of $15K. If they're really a legit company, and if I really won in their contest, it's supposed to mean that I'm going to receive money from them, correct? And if this is the case, then I don't think it would be difficult for them to deduct the $20 processing fee from my winnings. In the letter I received, I'm told I won 15 grand. Simple math would tell them that I will only be entitled to $14, 980 if they indeed have a "small" processing fee of $20! I would not complain of the $20 deduction as long as I can immediately encash the check they've enclosed! I'm just sorry for those in dire straits who fell for this. I mean, come on, how could you win something that you NEVER participated in?
A  31st of Dec, 2010 by    +3 Votes
I, just received the same mail as the gentleman prior to this complaint., for the Blue Series VIII scam. It also asks to send $20.00 to get the cash award for $15, 000. Yeah, I hardly think so. They must think people are stupid and you know some people do fall for this. I know it, s a scam because I never enter any contests, lotteries out of my country. So, how can that be possible that I won that much money in something I did not enter in the first place and out of the country, my country Canada. Go figure. Please people, if you should ever receive mail like this, just think about it, if it, s too good to be true, well then guess what ? IT, S NOT TRUE Don, t be so taken by the figures of the cash award unless you had enter . Too many people are being scammed in this world and it has to STOP!!!
A  18th of Feb, 2011 by    +1 Votes
yes i just recieved that also yesterday.feb.17, 2011. same as you I never enter any contests.my country is australia.We do hope through our expereience like this we need to informed people through post by the website so that everybody will aware and time will come that they are the one who recieved this kind of letters they know whats next step for it.
A  25th of May, 2011 by    +1 Votes
Same here! I never entered any contest either other than Publishers Clearing House and Readers digest. So they must have gotten my mailing address from them. One of these companies even had a picture of the same building as their Logo on their envelope for P.C.H. There must be some recourse for the poor people who were scammed to get their money back. Please let me know. The only literature I read about this is how people know so much and yet they do not offer any solutions to these scams. Are there no laws to deal with this? The reason why there is nothing being done is because no one wants to help the other person. The way to get to these scams is research. They are very good at playing with words that have a double meaning. The one thing that comes to mind is that they have written those letters. A file should be accumalated on them. The problem every one has is lack of money! If there was someone out there with some compassion and understanding and money than something would be done but the cost is high.
N  19th of Jul, 2011 by    +2 Votes
Its the cheesy chessiest cheez-a-rito nacho cheese nacho fever!
Its supposed to be a math competition of skill but I can't find the "last years" tiebreaker examples. My entry asked "one bundle of $50 bills contains 200 bills. What would be the total value of 20 identical bundles? Check one box only:
∆ $200, 000 ∆ $1, 000
How lame are the answer options. You've got a 1:2 chance to chose one answer that is not even in the same time zone for a 5th grader! I'll bet this math contest that was created by a person who didn't even graduate high school.

SO i'm sending a picture of the money requested $9 dollars exactly!
(Check out photo below)
N  19th of Jul, 2011 by    +2 Votes

International Award Payment Center - sending a 15,000 dollar check for me to answer a question and i will recieve a check and i send them 9.00 dollars for a processing fee
international award payment center
United States
Phone: no phone nuber

keep sending me letters with checks in them asking me to send any where from 20 dollars to 9.00 dollars and will submit check in y account also i have not because i know this is a scam i took last letter to a judge but some one who does not know about this is liable to loose alot thank you corena swain
A  26th of Jan, 2015 by    0 Votes
Well it is now 2015 and they are up to Blue Series XI. Prize is still 15000$ but the fee is down to 9$ and that was discounted from their normal 12$. I got the letter today at the same time with another company telling me that I won 2.000.000 and all I had to do collect that one was send them 12.99. But the 2Mil people were smart about it by giving me a number and in one line said that if it matched the winning number. So they covered their rears Unlike the Blue Series. I hate Lie and Thieves Boil them in oil.
A  6th of Feb, 2015 by    +1 Votes
Yes I receiving a letter today saiding blue series XI... Talking about this is your final deficiency notice talking about send $9 registration fee...they don't have a address or anything That's how I know this was a scam cause they sent me about 4letters last month and today...
N  26th of Feb, 2015 by    0 Votes
It's a fake it's not real they want you to send 9dollars and you win 15, 000.00
How is that disregard that letter it's not real

N  2nd of Mar, 2015 by    +2 Votes
I just recieved the Blue Series XI, letter too, rip it up, and throw it away! It's a scam!
A  9th of Apr, 2015 by    0 Votes
I got a letter today 15.000, 00 Dollars or 11.000, 00 Euro I sent the letter back without paying the postage
N  14th of Apr, 2015 by    -1 Votes
bjr pourrai t on me dire arnaque ou pas
D  19th of May, 2015 by    +2 Votes
I would love to not get these letters or scam anymore, it is disgusting. What in the world do they do with the money collected from people that fall for this crap, something should be done with these bad people!
N  14th of Jun, 2015 by    0 Votes
It is now 2015 and they're still sending out these bogus IAPC Blue Series competition they're up to XII now. They're still saying you need to send them $9 dollars for a registration fee and answer a stupid question. Anyone who so hard up to think that they are going to win $15, 000 this way really isn't using the brain the good lord gave them. However, anyone taking advantage of people in this way should be taken care of if you know what I mean. If it's one think I can't abide by it's someone who lies to cheat someone else out of their hard earned money.
N  7th of Nov, 2015 by    -1 Votes
When I'm I going to get the check cause I need the money
A  10th of Jan, 2016 by    +1 Votes
I got a letter today saying i need $ 9.00 to enter.
I knew that something was wrong because i enter only. Free contests, nevertheless it should be deal with a iron fist after a few reports.
N  15th of Jan, 2016 by    -1 Votes
Bonjour, nous sommes en 2016, et j'ai reçu une lettre me gratifiant de 360000.00 euros pour lesquels je dois payer 10 euros de participation. Cette lettre arrive soit-disant des Philippines, mais le timbre n'est pas tamponné, et le courrier de réponse est à envoyer aux Pays Bas. C'est exactement comme les voyants et médiums qui ont vu dans leur sommeil que j'allais gagner de grosses sommes d'argent. Même adresse. Surtout ne pas tomber dans le panneau.
N  22nd of Feb, 2016 by    0 Votes
These are very fake get a lot of people's hopes up for nothing I got two letters for 15, 000 and 2, 000, 000.00 one says judges final decision like what ever
D  11th of Mar, 2016 by    +1 Votes
People are very closed minded, firstly and foremost if you are paying attention yes you have entered a contest! Reason being is because you either played the pch play&win app and signed up and have claimed to enter prices you may have recieved notification through email and entered to win and it may not have been pch in your inbox it may have been something other tha you clicked either way you have entered to win something. You even clicked to recieve mail listings to enter or you may possibly have won. Lastly, if you are paying attention most letters explain "no purchase nessasery to enter or claim prize" what gets me upset is people are not reading and paying attention. Listen the letters may ask to send money to process claim. It also explains don't what you need to do though is use your own envelope to claim for your winnings in your self enclosed envelope using your own postage stamp writing their address and correct info for you to their mailing address and you are all set, you can be gurenteed to either recieve a winning of 1000, 500, 25, 5, ect. As runner up prises. If you are going to play the damn game then play it right, play smart no one has to spend 9$ or 20$ or 40$ that they ask to claim wins. Just send your damn letter back with out payment in your own self served envelope and stop whining like a ###. Acting as if it's a scam ! How on earth would you know if you are not playing it right, you will never know if you can't claim. And confirm wins. I don't care how often they send these forms to you but you would need to play it right. The more you can get it to enter the more you are close to your winnings you need to confirm you are the adressee. . Bunch of slow speds who are unfortunately lost in the game. Don't gamble if you can't handle waiting. . . It's a game and u definitely need to be on it if you want to win follow the darn rules. Nobody is ripping anyone of and it is not a scam if it clearly states: or should i say tell you bcs ppl are so slow. It tells you no purchase nessasery and you can claim your winning separate from envelope provided with out the payment duh!! Lol
N  11th of Mar, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@Luxury This is direct response to Luxury...First of all your very rude, secondly your just wrong when referencing this particular scam. I have the letter in front of me and will attach a copy. It clearly states "a small fee ($9) is required for registration ; this discounted fee must be enclosed with your completed IAPC1080 form." Later in the "memo" qunder final instructions the rnclosing a fee is mentioned once more as a requirement.

I'm aware of the sweepstakes you have referred to on-line that state no purchase is necessary . On the back of the memo under "Official Rules" it states that "this is not a sweepstakes or a lottery but a contest of skill".

Perhaps next time, prior to making such rude and disparaging remarks, You can take some of your time as you seem to have plenty of it and do so research yourself. Or perhaps this is how you spend your time and pretend it makes you feel good about yourself when we all know how truly unhappy you must be inside. Who else would lash out so blindly and be so wrong. Maybe therapy would be more helpful!

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