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UBI Payment Services$5000 check

I received a letter in the mail stating that I'm guaranteed to receive
a check for $5000 if I SIGN and return the bottom portion of the
letter with an answer to a 1st grade question ( 20 + 5= 25 21 23?).
Immediately, seeing that I have not entered such a contest nor given
them access to my HOME address...I knew it was a scam to get my
signature. This is absolutely HORRIBLE and against the law to try to
get people's signatures so it can be duplicated to steal/rob. My wish is that your company will track down the responsible party or parties
and PROSECUTE them! I'm deeply concerned because in these hard times, families are in need of money and many will fall prey to these
evil entities because of the lack of knowledge that is is a scam/trick!


  • Je
    Jette1 Mar 18, 2011

    I recieved one of their letters today for the $5, 000.00 but have also recieved notices from National Promotion Center for $5.00, 000.00 and $1, 4oo, ooo.oo but saying I need to send them $13.00, $19.00 and $11.95 for Procurment fee I was even told I would get my choice of 3 magazine's and 2 gold watches with dimonds and that the watches would be delivered by UPS and the lady that called me her name was Jeanette she called me about 3 weeks later not recalling I she had spoke to me but I recalled her and said so, then his man came on the phone giving me a phone number to see why I did not get the watches. I did not call because I did not enter any contest. My parent's got ripped off in a scam from Jamaca for $1, ooo.oo over a period of a few weeks before I found out about it. These people called my parents at all hours of the day and night and all day/night long to where my parents could not even answer their phone until the screened the call. The day I found out about it they called 5 time in the 2 hours I was at my parents home. I ended up telling them I was now in control of my parents money and they would not be getting any more it, that did not stop them they contiune to call, I even called the FBI to report but they where not of any help. So as I heard on the Oprah Show if you really won it, you don't have to pay for it before you get it. When I got this letter today I decided to check it out on the web and there you all where

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    Fran P. May 14, 2010

    I just received this letter on Thursday May 13th. I knew right away this had to be a fraud. First of all the return address is from Hong Kong and the return address is a PO Box in Australia. After checking this site I know for sure this is a scam. All they want is to steal your identity. If you read the back of the letter they want you to send them either a Passport or a Photo ID. I really wish these people would be caught and prosecuted.

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    a. stanley Mar 14, 2010

    thank you for having this web site! i got really happy about this contest thing, of 5, 000, money is always needed! i had signed put it in the envelope, about to send it off, thank GOD! my boyfriend stopped me and said to look it up on the internet, and this is what i found. i don't need any problems like is! i have three kids. something like this with the hard times of the economy, would not be good! does this mean that my idenity might already be being used? should i take this to the police? i an going to. thanks again PEACE and LOVE with you all!

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    MickeyMMouse Mar 08, 2010

    I returned to sender with about a pound of junk mail included.

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    peedoff4real Mar 07, 2010

    Recieved a check for $5000 stating that I won it in a contest. When I took it to the bank and cashed it, I was charged for a bad check. The authorities said it was a forgery now I have to pay this plus a fine back. What can I do?

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    JayDuba Feb 23, 2010

    I just recieved the same exact letter in Lowell, IN and I had it all ready to be sent out and then I decided to check it out and do some research and am I glad I did! Thanks to people like you who warn people like me, I didnt do something that could have cost me! So i liked the idea of awg and I wrote them a not so sweet message, sealed it back up and Im going to send that out! Wont they be surprised! :)

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    awg Nov 05, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I got one in Peoria Illinois. At first i thought sweet then i was like...this seems fishy so i started to look a little closer at it and the letter came form Singapore then you mail it back to Australia ...2 different countries big red flag. Then i looked closer at the guys signature its pixalated so its probably a fake computer generated signature. Then I looked at the micro print rules on the back and they say that they need a copies of your Id or Passport to prove age and identity. When its all said and done they have your signature, age, sex, address, passport number/id number, and a photo of you. This is a Phishing scam to get your info so they can buy all sorts of stuff in other countries. They might even send you a bogus check then you have to give a portion back to them... or they get your bank account info from the bogus check and clean you out. I stuffed a bunch of expired coupons in the little envelope they sent with the letter and Im going to mail that ### to them. Jerks. lol

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    Amanda74883 Oct 22, 2009

    I received the same letter in Wetumka, Oklahoma. I done the research online and them trashed the letter. These are scams, if it is to good to be true, then more than likely it is... So please dont send in anything with any signature without doing the research on it first... Hope this helps the next person.

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    v. in minnesota Jul 30, 2009

    i received same letter claiming i won 5, 000.00. im from minnesota
    and was happy to have internet site claiming the fraud. what threw me was no money involved on my side. i wish people would work just as hard in a real paying job and maybe our economy wouldnt be in the shape its in.vicki

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    cynthia patterson Jun 07, 2009

    i will always do some reserch before i ever sign any thing again

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    cynthia patterson Jun 07, 2009

    i did recieve a letter telling me to sign at the bottom that i was gaureenteed 5000.00 no lottery, no purchases no game or gambling. just to see if my number matches with theres but i did sign this paper in desperate need of money, i was so stupid now what can i do since they have my signature but i still have the letter i will take it to the authorities. but this letter came from europe. thanks for the warning i should of done some reserch my self it want happen again

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  • Ma
    mail fraud tragedy Mar 26, 2009

    I received the same letter in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I received a similar letter from a different company called USA Lottery and was stupid enough to cash their 4500.00 cashiers check. After two weeks, the check was returned as being a fraud and now I am paying a 4000.00 unsecured loan to my bank to pay off a debt I never would have gotten. I am disabled and on a fixed income with a minor child. I am glad I did some research this time as not to make the same mistake twice. Please go to your police station, even if it is out of the US, they have ways of tracking these people down. The only reason they could not prosecute my perpetrators was because they did it from a country where the US does not have authority.
    Thanks ALL and BE AWARE

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    Skeptic_Bob Mar 23, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Perhaps you can find his checkbook, see if there's a stub or mention of a payment. You might be able if you have a good bank, to actually file a "cancel payment" ORDER, even after the fact. Read more about these UIB scams on this website.

    Sorry for your loss

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    drh Mar 23, 2009

    My father in-law had a note about a $5, 000 payment mailed Dec. 20, 2008, written on a notepad at his house. He died Jan 2, 2009. We were concerned that he had mailed a check for $5, 000 to this company. After checking online, we're hoping that he was just waiting on his check. There is no other information as to what kind of information he provided them and no envelope or paperwork from this company was found. Don't know what to expect from here.

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    EmilyM Mar 12, 2009

    Today I also received a letter as follows:

    Dear xxxxx xxxxxx
    This is a very important statement. You are guaranteed to receive $5, 000, 00 if you return the release form as instructed and fulfill the contest requirements.

    The accounting Department has retained the services of a reputable courier to deliver the check for $5, 000.00. This is a contest with additional tiebreakers to determine the winner. This contest of skill is not a lottery, game of chance or gambling.

    Please do not delay in responding. There is no purchase, payment or contribution necessary to enter or win.

    xxxxx xxxxxx, this document is to serve as your official certification that you are a rightful owner of the $5000.00 Payment Number XXXX. This is an official document confirming your status regarding the guaranteed payment whose distribution is now pending.

    Joe Ryan
    Accounting Department
    I am very disturbed about this letter. there was nothing to contact them back, exept for the P.O box on the letter. no telephone number, email address, anything like that. It has an " official release stamp" on the top. The scary part...its from austraila!

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    Jasmine Gilliams Mar 10, 2009

    I agree with all of you. It is a scam and lucky me I decided to do a little research and look what I found, thousands of people in different parts of the world got the same letter as I did. Thankyou all for your comments because without you all I would have made a terrible mistake in life.

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    Howard Mar 05, 2009

    this is really bad.I just had received a letter on the 03/05/09 it stated that i was guaranteed to win 5, 000.00 dollars had to nothing but answer a simple little math question .the funny part was i did almost beleaved but then i thought that much money theres a catch thats i looked it up.and found that i was not the only one .oh the math question was 20+5=and answer of 25 21 23 now thats when you know it was all a fake . from a man in franfort ky

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    Phyllis Mar 03, 2009

    I to got a letter to receive 5, 000 and I did sign the paper work. I decided to go on line before sending out my papers . I want to thank all of you for protecting people like myself who would've sent this out. Should we really go to the police station and report this?
    Thanks again!!!

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    amy Feb 22, 2009

    I got a letter from ubi payments services i knew right away this was a scam. I hope that nobody signs the paperwork they send out. Be wise and take these papers to the local police in your area and help catch these people.

    There are alot of people who are having trouble paying bills and could get caught up in this scam. I hope this helps people out there.

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