I received a letter from Readers Digest stating that I had won a lotto contest from a recent drawing. I called the number and asked to speak with the person identified and was told that I needed to deposit the insurance check enclosed to insure the delivery of my prize.
While I wanted to get more details on the contest and tried to look it up on the internet and wasn't finding anything. So I decided to call RD and I spoke with a rep from Customer Service. I read him the letter and he apologized and told me the letter was a fraud.
I was devastated of course considering that this really had my hopes up due to me battling Leukemia. This was like an answer to my prayers but turned out to be another blow to my life.
The person on the letter that I spoke with stated to me that I was entered in this contest through my utility company and that I had won a lump sum of $525, 000. The were very reluctant to give me all the info until the insurance checks were processed through my bank which is what raised a red flag.
I am so glad that I id not tie the check in through my normal bank account nor did I give them my account number. I just cannot believe that this happened.
The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.