Got the same award letter three days ago and it has the asking options of send check for $19.99, nope, ain't sending no monies, but checked it out here today and am adding the complaint with all the others. Why does not someone do something about all this junk which threatens our use of the internet by adding junk mail to the cyberspace and cloggs the communication systems for real business to transact.
Am not attaching the document as it has my complete info, but trust me I have one of these too... I think I'll frame mine as I will be reminded I still have money somewhere :-)
After all this time this SCAM is still allowed to flourish. I am a concerned senior and I write this comment as an attempt to educate and warn others, especially seniors, about jumping on what seems like a windfall before thinking. Be suspicious about EVERYTHING and check it out DO NOT WRITE THAT CHECK!!!
If you have to send money up front believe me, it's a scam. If you win a contest or sweepstakes or lottery the sponsors of the event will notify you and you will not have to PAY them.
I received this letter and "DOCUMENT" and threw it in the junk pile. After a week I opened it and was struck with disbelief that anyone would fall for this pile of poop
Anyone with a grain of sense should be able to spot a scam even before opening the envelope.
1. PO Box 9035, Jericho, NY 11753 is typed above a blue logo with some really bad info beneath.
Who has a whole floor for a Notification Office?
2. Okay, so you missed that clue and you read the letter. Sounds exciting, right? Well, the request for $19.99 should be a red flag. No? Then how about the fact that you either did not enter any contests/sweepstakes or if you did, why on earth did they not mention the name of the company?
3. Missed that also, did you? No problem. You did read the back of the letter? Did you see the sentence on line five (5) that says "You have not won any money or prize."?
That being said I close with one word...RESEARCH!
I received this letter stating that I won $1, 400, 000.00 from a sweepstakes but if you read on it does not tell me what contest and how I will receive the check. I am to enclose $19.99 payable to D.R.D Main Office- Payment Director. Receipt of Payment enacts Delivery.
With all the errors of capitalization, one semi-comma, no return telephone number, spelling or the number of the division in full made my wonder. So I just typed in the address and get came up on this site claiming this letter as a scam.
Why should I have to pay for transfer of my new funds? Again, where is the phone number to contact anyone in the office or the email address. I may be stupid but I am not crazy. Watch out for this kind of mail since the lottery and everything gets out of hand.
The documents resemble an actual award of One Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars I can see where people...
I recieved a letter in the mail stating my identification for the Award Payment Data Release has been Finalized and Approved! I did not submit any prize entries which first made me skeptical. Then it went on saying I am known as the holder of the identification of the winner. I was supposedly going to recieve $1, 400, 000.00 and their office GUARANTEES my 100% access for the Award monies and prizes. Then I read that to complete the document I had to send back an attached document along with a one time fee of $19.99. This made it official it was a scam. I googled it and sure enough found it on the www.ScamClub.com website. I am happy I realized this before I sent in the money, but I am also upset because things like this seem so legitimate but are in reality so false. What if I don't realize something is false next time? I am very upset over this Award Payment Data Release Div.