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UK & North America Consumer Reward Promotion Draw



Complaint Rating:  98 % with 40 votes
98% 40
Contact information:
Crown Financial Services
T6U 4H6
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 1 855 379-9428
Received this letter and check from UK & North America Consumer Reward Promotion Draw claiming I had worn $50, 000. They enclosed a check of $3, 200.00 to offset the Non British Resident tax payment of $1, 950.00 payable to your assigned British tax officer as stated below. I suspected a fraud here so I went on-line and found several others who claim they received a similar letter and check and they claimed it was a fraud. I then called the FBI in my city (Charlotte, NC). They told me it was a fraud, they have heard from dozens of people regarding this, but not to send anything to them because they would not be pursuing this for two reasons: A. The government hasn't got enough money to follow up in crimes in this country, let alone other countries, and B. Following up on alleged fraud in other countries is to time consuming due to red tape and legal difficulties in going after someone in another country. So I next called my local police dept.(Char-Meck police dept. of Charlotte NC.) They told me to forward my complaint to the NC Attorney Generals office. So there you have it folks, no one cares to address this kind of fraud so you can expect them to continue and expect it to increase because they can operate with relative impunity because no one has the money or the time or the interest to pursue these pieces of slime that prey on the gullible public. Take care of yourself and use a little common sense. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is. Don't send money to anyone without first checking it out. If the FBI has received dozens of calls regarding this scam, then it must be a very big operation. You've been warned.
Complaint comments Comments (18) Complaint country Canada Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks


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N  28th of Dec, 2011 by    +2 Votes
Guess what I received today? Well you are at least half right, I not only opened one but two. Each company (Liberty Financial Services and Payment Alliance International) stated that I am a winner of $50, 000 in a drawing from Walmart, Home depot, Safeway (ha, ha) and ASDA. Totally this is a scam from the start. Please no one think this is true. Keep your money in the bank, give nothing, the check will not cash.
A  9th of Mar, 2012 by    0 Votes
Another way you can tell that this is a scam:
The signature at the bottom and the name under it don't even look REMOTELY similar.
The name at the bottom is NOT the CEO of the company at the top.
The address at the top is NOT the correct address for the company listed.

This is SO obviously a scam. I sincerely hope no one has fallen for this yet...
A  13th of Mar, 2012 by    0 Votes
I received the same letter with a check enlosed just today, claiming that I was a winner of the "UK & North America Consumer Reward Promotion Draw". According to the letter, I'm entitled to $50, 000 just as soon as I cash the $3, 650 enclosed check and send Chief Executive Officer Tommie Selvie his cut of $1, 950. I work in law enforcement and I knew immediately that this was fraud; ANYTIME someone is asked to cash a check and send a cut anywhere else, especially outside of the United States, it's FRAUD! NEVER ever ever ever ever ever cash a check like one of these!
N  21st of Mar, 2012 by    0 Votes
I received the same EXACT letter and Check as the post above (SBecker) I am contacting my local police dept. to see what they want to do with it also thought I would make a copy and give it to Wal-mart, Sears, Home Depot and Safeway maybe they will wanted to have some input just a thought? I have also contacted Clark Howard show and I will be posting it on the [redacted].
A  23rd of Mar, 2012 by    0 Votes
I, too, received this check today in the mail. I was very suspicious, but desperate for money, so I called them anyway. The guy answered with a hello, asked for my claim number and told me that he would call back. That was when I knew for a fact it was fake. The check does look real, though, and I was tempted to cash it myself, but I knew it would come back on me and bite me at a later time. Use common sense folks.
A  16th of Apr, 2012 by    0 Votes
i received the same letter statin i had won $50, 000 n enclosed was a check for 3, 200 to pay off taxes for 2, 900 this is a scam as i have never shopped at these places stated in a very long time hope no one got ripped off be careful and smart
N  5th of May, 2012 by    0 Votes
Just got the same letter with a check for $2650. The company name on the check is Greenland Auto Salvage, Inc. PO Box 107, Greenland, AR 72757.
It's hitting the shreader as I type this
N  8th of May, 2012 by    0 Votes
I too just received a check from Greenland Auto Salvage INC. don't these people know that people are not stupid!! Some may be desperate for money but It is highly unlikely to win something you never entered in the first place. They are using names such as Home Depot or sears, walmart, etc. because most everyone has likely shopped at one of these places!! They like to prey on the elderly mostly!!! Stay alert and hang onto your hard earned cash!! There's always someone out there wanting something for nothing!!
N  14th of Jun, 2012 by    0 Votes
The signature on the check was Thomas Jefferson and the signature on the letter was Andrew Jackson...Two dead American Presidents. There was an agent name to call on the letter to validate, Kelvin Delany. I called and spoke with him or at least tried to. His English was terrible. Total fraud! I called Transatlantic Solutions to verify whether he was an employee or this was legit...
A  15th of Jun, 2012 by    0 Votes
Oh God help anyone who cashes these!!! If Craigslist can advise against scams using Western Union Money transfers then you should be very wary of any instructions telling you to do so! Red flags that went off when I researched my $2650 (tax) check prior to the $50000 prize: Transatlantic Solutions Inc is in NV, not NC as said on my letter. My husband is from the UK and said they do not have such a thing as Tax Clearance Fees and why would I transfer money via Western Union to this woman they listed?? You may get the first check cashed but when you send the money transfer to them, YOU are then responsible for the damages financially and they just made off with your money. Then a third name pops up: call your agent? What? And a fourth person prints a computer generated signature as the director- any certified mail HAS to contain an original signature, not a copy. THEN the actual check said it was from Pennzoil (wtf) and signed by (get this) "The Jeffersons" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha these guys must be workin hard but dont fall for it!
A  15th of Aug, 2012 by    0 Votes
Just got a letter with the same UK/USA CONSUMER REWARD PROMOTION DRAW and a check for $2950. Sensed a fraud, glad that you have posted it. I'll call the bank and file the letter with Authority. I'm sure at some point that we have enough complaint, people would either be smart enough not to respond to the scam and the government will do something about it. In the meantime, we'll do our diligent as citizen and help each other out. Thank you all!
N  26th of Aug, 2012 by    0 Votes
Thank you for posting this. I also received a check for $2, 900 stating the same reasons you mentioned. Although the check looked very realistic with a business address located in Ann Arbor, MI, I figured it was a scam and also started looking around. Your post was most helpful in confirming my suspicion. Thanks again.
A  10th of Sep, 2012 by    0 Votes
These scammers are working overtime, it seems. I got a letter in the mail that I thought was from a friend in the UK, only to have one of these pop up. Yeesh. There -is- no Wasserstrom Company office in Columbus, Ohio (the company on my "check"), and I'm not even participating in the rewards program of any of these companies (Walmart, Sears, Home Depot [they had "Home depot"], Safeway, and ASDA, for those interested). They listed American Eagle Financial Services, LLC., (a real company) as being in Marietta, Georgia. It happens to be in Iowa, and deals in mortgages. As much as I would like that $2, 950, I'm not stupid.

Just some more details for the search engines to find, and those of us here to have a good laugh at.

P.S. My "tax officer's" mailing address is a nail spa. Anyone else have a similar finding?
N  13th of Oct, 2012 by    0 Votes
I got the same check and letter so I called the # just to see what they would say they ask if I cashed the check I said no that it is sat. so he said cash ck. Monday and get back intouch with them as my 50, 000.00 ck was being mailed Fedex on Thur. of next week. so I told him ok . I hope he holds his breath waiting for me to 1- cash the check 2- call them back what a scam. but would be nice if it was true.
A  6th of Nov, 2012 by    0 Votes
Thank God for posts like this...My check is for $2950.00, paid out by Foremost Insurance Group in Dallas, TX...where there is no office...2nd the address is to an empty business...3rd, my address is wrong, never lived there...4th, the man that answered the phone could not speak english...I've watched enough Datelines to know that this is no good...I got to give them credit though, it looks real...But when he told me that I could not cash it, I had to deposit it into my own personal account and the funds would be there tomorrow???? No way, I said this is a scam and hung up on him...
N  7th of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
I too, got a check and letter today. My check was from Allstate Life Insurance Company drawn from The Northern Trust Bank in Chicago, IL. The check was for $4, 030.00 and letter said I am guaranteed the sum of $50, 000 which will be delivered by FedEx or UPS. I knew it was a scam right away. I hope there are not too many desperate people out there who fall for this devious act.
N  9th of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
Contact a scam investigator Email:anti.cyberpolice54@gmail.com
N  23rd of Mar, 2014 by    0 Votes
NO ONE contact cyberpolice54@gmail.com

This man is most likely another scammer, looking to either take your money, or your personal information. Never give out personal information to those you do not know, and if you never entered into a lottery that you supposedly "won", be very aware that feuads happen like this daily.

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