I received a phone call from "american winners international" claiming I was the monthly winner of a plasma tv and a $350, 000 certified check. He only wanted me to pay the $199 shipping difference via western union. And get this, 2 federal express guys and 2 us marshals would escort me to my bank to cash the check, at which point they would give me my $199 back. Ha ha ha ha. I got all the information so I could report these guys to the police, bbb and who ever else I could, which my husband is doing right now. The guy could barely speak english, very thick jamaican accent, broke up the phone number completely wrong when he gave it to me, and how convenient, it sounds an awful lot like an 800 number but it is not. 876 is a jamaican exchange. Unfortunately they are in jamaica and the us can do nothing about these guys since they are not in the united states. I hope people do not fall for this.
cI received several phone calls from a John Bradley from Winners International Corp. saying I had won $2, 500, 000.00 in a random drawing. Sometime the phone number came up unknown or private. I normally don't answer these calls but they kept calling repeatedly so I finally answered. I was told that in order to get my check I had to send $480.00 by Western Union to someone named Marcelino Samonte in West Sacramento, California asap and I had to keep the receipt because the 10 digit number on the receipt was what I had to show the Bankers as proof of my winnings. He wanted to know how far away was a Western Union from my home and how fast I could send the money. I told him i wasn't sending the money because I was afraid of this being a Scam. I asked John Bradley to send me some paperwork as proof that I had won. He did and it all looks legitimate even with a BBB emblem on one of the papers. These conversations have taken place over 2 days [protected]. He kept calling about when I would have the Western Union receipt in my hand. When I finally told him that I was not sending the $480.00 his whole attitude changed toward me. He asked me very ugly why I wasn't sending it and I told him it was a total scam. He then started screaming at me @#$% you, you mother [email protected]#$%^. This is a total SCAM please don't get sucked in with these people.
A man called me on my home phone, saying I had won 5.5
M. He gave me names to send $300 dollars to for insurance and delivery fee for my package coming by UPS, which he was going to deliver, along with the UPS man. He said when he got the money and I got my receipt, he would call me within 2 days and bring my check. Then I would hand the receipt over to him and be reimbursed for my $300 dollars. I told him I wanted a name of the company, which he finally gave me. He insisted this was not a scam, saying the Lord would punish him if it were. I told him I didn't know him and I wasn't sending any money to anyone until I checked them out. He also wanted the name of my bank accoount, which I didn't give him. I thought it sounded too much like a scam to do anthing like he said. Also, he had called in December, so I asked him how come to hadn't called back if I had won money. He said they had been working in different states and hadn't the time.
A male caller, John Walker with Winners international sweepstakes, has repeatedly called my 87 year old grandmother telling her that she has won a $5 million dollar prize and she must send money to claim her prize. He has been asked to stop calling, police reports have been filed, and some numbers have been blocked. I have personally returned called to the numbers, the same guy answers and has been extremely vulgar with me. At one point, he told me to "go [censored] your mother." Five numbers that he has used include: [protected], [protected], [protected], [protected], [protected]
A very' pushy, talkative woman keeps calling asking for money to release a prize of 3.5 million dollar...
Just like so many that I read. A George Green (I'm sure he's Jamaican and that's not his real name) called to say that Fed Ex would be delivering a certified check for 3-1/2 million. I had won because I pay my credit cards and utilities on time. There would be a broker's fee of $350 for the delivery to my door. I needed to go to Western Union to send $350. I am to call him back on Monday when I'm ready to go to Western Union. He said his company was Winners International Service in Las Vegas.
I was contacted on Oct.5th from senior citizens sweepstakes commission by phone  area code, by a woman with a jamaican accent. Was told i won 1.5million dollars, but first i had to call someone else in her company to verify prize code, and password. The verifiing man [same accent] gave me direction to go to western union, pay 399.00 for insurance, and delivery, i told him i didn't have it he bargained with me for 200.00 he said he would call back over weekend, to see if i came up with $$, They both told me not to tell anyone, as i might get robbed.
Today Oct. 6th I got another call, same area code  a man claiming i won 2.5million, and that i again needed to go to western union with 599.00, i told him i did not have that much, so he bargained for399.00
This man also had a jamaican/asian voice. he also told me not to talk to anyone, I know these are scams, because if you do win a sweepstakes a real one, you don't pay to get your money. The people who tried to scam me, names and numbers are [i dont know if their real] i doubt it, Lisa Fernandez, Tom Gibbons, John Goodman, and Fred Roseborough. The numbers are [protected], [protected], [protected]. I hope this will help anyone who reads this before they get taken, also maybe the law can catch them with this information.
Second time contacted about winning 2.5 million dollars and a new Mercedes Benz. Only cost me $300. I knew this had to be phoney. I got name of company and Googled it and low and behold everyone has found it to be a scam. The contact was of some asiana decent that I had troubles understanding. He gave me a phone number of the company but after Googling them I don't plan on calling.
Who can we turn this over to for legal recourse or investigation?
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!!!
My 86 year old mother in law received a phone call from someone named Michael Montgomery with Winners International. He told her she won $250, 000 and a car. All she needed to do was go get a money gram for $299.00 to cover taxes and fees. Then someone would meet her to get the check and 20 min later they would be at her house with the car and money. He also claimed to be a christian and gave her a story about this being real. He really played on her emotions and her being a christian. Thankfully the place where she was to get the money gram was closed and the people who have her cellphone called to say there was suspicious calls to and from Jamaica on her account.
Foreign Speaking gentleman called my Mother this morning trying to convince her that she and my Father had won a very large sum of money and that they were to go to Western Union and purchase a Golden Seal Stamp and receive a reciept for it. Then on Tuesday someone else would be calling and that they will need forms of identification, such as drivers license and bank information and that two federal marshalls would be delivering this money to them. My parents are both elderly and I am genuinely worried for their safety. Where do these people get all of their nerve from to prey on innocent individuals?
Received a phone call on my cell from ann marie bradford from winners international claiming that i had won...
I have been receiving numerous phone calls on my cell phone saying I had won a monetary prize of 3.5 million dollars, all because I paid my bills on time. This has been going on for about three months. Every time they call I refuse the prize and someone else will call the next time( on a restricted phone line) Today I stayed on the phone long enough to ask questions and the gentleman was very patient giving me information. He said they represented MGM GRAND FROM LAS VEGAS. Their company name was Winners International and their phone # was [protected]. He gave me a winner i.d. #, ck #, package #, and told me all I needed was two forms of government. I.D.'s and asked what time could they deliver this check. I told him I could not tell him what time because I needed to run this by my husband- who is actually is the only one working and paying the bills not me. He said my name came up because the bills I was paying on time were under my name. I hung up with him and looked up this company(winners international) and found all these scams.I reported the phone number to Verizon- they assured me they did not give away any information- so if they are not giving away any information on how I pay my cell phone on time, who else has access to when I pay my bills?
Scammers from Jamaica have called my sister and stolen money from her by telling her she won 2.5 million dollars and a new Mercedes. This report is followup to the prior report to give more information: The names of the scammers and thieves are: Roy Williams [protected], Zicko Peterkin, Ren Brown, Tiffany Jackson-[protected], Ben Washington-[protected] and [protected], Edmond Azzouni of Burmingham, Alabama; Nadia Kitsonwalter of Baltimore, MD; Jovian Reid, Troy Taylor, Nigel Pottinger Ann Foster, Annmarie Foster, Omar Brown of Kingston Jamaica, Odian Rickets, Owen Reeves, Marvin Munroe, Rohan Green, John Chamberlain, Amiesh Ennis, Jermaine Gordon, Paul Mckinsey. Other phone numbers are: [protected], [protected], [protected], [protected]. There are others.
These are the names that they gave and I report what they said. I cannot guarantee that some are or are not aliases. They will steal your money as they told my health challenged sister that she won the 2.5 Million and a car and have not given her anything. They lie and say that they need these fees for border entry, taxes, lawyers, processing, fix a flat tire on the car they are bringing the money in on, etc... They are extremely persistant calling numerous times a day. Do not send them any monies nor give them access to your accounts. They will steal everything that you have if you let them.
Over the past 2 years, scammers from Jamaica have called my sister claiming that she has won a Mercedes and 2.5 million dollars, (though that amount changes at times). They tell her that she must send them monies to pay taxes, border fees and many other things. Unfortunately, my sister has given them money and never has she received anything in return. They call from different numbers, mostly Jamaican area codes, but now have some USA numbers as well. The last one claiming to be "Winners International" in Las Vegas and Baltimore. I have the receipts to the ones that my sister sent money to. I have written letters to the Jamaican Police, and US Embassy in New York and several others. After many months, these letters have reached some of our agents in the USA from the FBI and the Dept of the Treasury. I have been working with the agents to bring these people to justice though it does not seem very promising. Yet, things are happening and some arrests have been made. I will not let up and I love to get them on the phone for hours and waste their time since they call us. These scammers just go from number to number knowing that they will get money from someone sooner or later. One even threatened me when I told him he was nothing but a thief and a parasite. He will and the others, reap what they sow. They have no mercy and will take your last dollar to support their own perversions. Do not send them money, because if you do, you will be flooded with calls from many of the scammers.
On July242010 I called back a message that was left on my home phone from a Scott Wilson calling from US Customs regarding my package of certified cashier check that needs to be delivered by ferdal express and US Marshals From a [protected] and they told me to call back at [protected]. When I called the [protected] I spoke to a Frank White From winners international network which is in Las Vegas Nevada that I was a first prize winner of $850, 000. He told me that I had to pay $375.00 as insurance, shipping and handling to get $850k. When I told him to take it out the check he told me I would have to send money by money gram or western union to Peter Henry at 68 Bransi ave St Catherine, Jamica WI and calle him back with receipt number to get the $850k. It is a scam from the information I read from different sites and I will not send them any money no matter what they say!
Winners Internaltional (Jamacian Accented Woman) called my 70+ mother of her good fortune of winning 25 million, and asked how she would like it delievered .Via bank or by cashiers check and UPS Express and 2 U.S. Marshals. She had contacted IRS already and that all she need was info. She called after I arrived and so I asked some questions Michelle Washington (woman on other end) asked why I was making this difficult. I said I see online this was a scam, She denied ofcourse .So I said I was contacting police friend, she stayed on line . She then asked to talk to my mother again and started tell my mother she was going to die, that she had a snipper on her right now and that she was ordering the kill if she didn't pay . I finally took the phone and with straight voice acted as (local) Police Officer and asked her for infiormation .She huing up then about 10 mins later called moms cell.Again I acted as if I was officer Such and Such and she would not talk just hung up . So now off to real police dept to file report as death threats so possibly get these people. Her name was Michelle Washington [protected] I called it back and got something like Selma Jenkins voice mail.
Mr. Anderson at phone# [protected] calls me REPEATEDLY, leaving messages, that I've won over a million dollars in a drawing and that ALL he needs me to do is send a check for the tax money (a few hundred dollars) and then they'll send me the check for over a million dollars. Mr. Anderson speaks with some sort of island accent - bahamas or jamaica, maybe? Mr. Anderson first claimed the prize was resulting in a Publisher's Clearinghouse prize, but I called PC and they said it is a HOAX, a SCAM and they've received several complaints about this. My daughter has called Mr.Anderson & he told her he works for Winners International Network - she told him not to call me - and he calls more now - even leaving messages tell me not to tell my daughter to call him. Next stop - police.
Linda Wallmack [protected] seems to be the main contact. She says the prize package of $950.000 is ready to be delivered by Frank Miller and Betty Jones os Brinks reght after they get the $100.
they want me to use money grams and send the $100 to Aneka Williams, St. James, Jamacia W.I. She claims I sent in a coupon last meo. to New York which was the winner.
Tony Washington calls and calls after I have told him the person he is asking for does not have the number anymore and then he starts using profanity and asking my husband if he can have sex with me and he will not stop calling