[Resolved] / Winning a contest and never received cash prize

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On January 2nd, 2016 I won a video contest that included a $500 dollar scholarship prize. I was told that the money would be transferred into my sisters student account. On September 2016, I still did not receive the money. I asked why. They told me that they needed to transfer it to my student account. Even though they told me that I could transfer it to my sister( with email proof) I decided it was ok to provide them with my student information to put the prize into my account. They have stopped responding to my emails and have not paid me my prize. It has been 1 month without any response.


After reviewing the videos for our finalists with the most votes, The SchooLinks Team selected your video as the winner! We will be awarding your $500 Scholarship to your school's Financial Aid office so it can be paid directly towards your tuition. In order for us to do this, could we get your student ID and the contact information for your school's financial aid office?

We will share your video on social media in just a few hours. In the meantime, feel free to tell your friends and family your good news. Thank you for participating in our contest and keep an eye our for future scholarship opportunities!


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From Tyler:
I don’t know if it is possible since I was the one who won the contest, but would I be able to give my prize to my sister that is currently in school at camosun this semester?|
Thanks! Tyler

From Kara:
Hi Tyler,
It's your award money, so that is fine! Could I get her student account information?

I then waited until september and I did not receive any payment. I then contacted Katie Fang(CEO and founder of schoolinks) when I told her if she could transfer me the money.
This is when she stopped responding.

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  • Resolution statement

    They have resolved the issue, Thank you.

Nov 26, 2016

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