winners paidout international / raffle/sweeptakes scam
I have been getting calls from UPS about winning a raffle or sweepstakes or by paying my bills ontime with a credit card for over 4 weeks now. They want me to pay $700.44 documentation/processing fee for my $2.5 millon check I have won. If I don't pay then they will donate the winnings to a charity or church.
They say they are with Winners Paidout International, homebased in Santa Maris, CA, and the "cell" phone number is [protected]. Yes the guy in the background said "cell phone" when I was talking with "Mary Miller". I have spoken with at least two males and two females now over the past 4-5 weeks. The calls are of poor quality and once when they called me back after the call dropped, it was from a local number not the unavailable or restricted heading. I made a police report because I had a local number. That was three weeks ago and now they are calling again.
Now they only want $150. to start the documentation so I can get my check for my winnings. I will say this group is persistant. The story line isn't consistant, the ammount to pay isn't always the same but the call back number is the same.
DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE!!!