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  • Author: Thomas
  • Date: 08.5.2013
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Citi Financial a Financial Express Company

This is what was in the letter I received:
Cash Prize Notification:We are pleased to advise that you are one of the winners in the "Consumer Promotion Draw"organized for all our customers of the participated retail stores in North America and United Kingdom.The selected stores includes Walgreens,Wal-mart,Best
Buy,Safeway,Novartis,Staples,and Sears.
An entry slip with serial number 2986NC,attached to your name drew the lucky winning number 05-09-25-44.You are entitled to a guaranteed sum of $50,000 (Certified check)
which will be delivered to you by Courier Company (FedEx or UPs.)
Enclosed is a check for $2437.49 deducted from your prize,this is for your tax payment of $980.00 for the Tax Clearance Fee (Non Residents)because this draw was held in the United Kingdom.The tax is payable to your assigned British tax offocer as stated below:
Tax Officer:Mrs. Grace Morgan,One Health Plaza,East Hanover NJ,07936
Tax amount: $980.00
You are therefore advised to contact your Payment Handling Officer:Mr.Paul Anderson or Ms,Julia Jones on Tel:866-853-9422 between 8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday(EST) for instructions on your payment. Yours sincerely:? Mrs. Elizabeth James /Promotion Manager.
Personally I have to say this is one of the best scam letters I ever received. When I received it I was hopeing it was for real this time and not a scam because me being financially poor and and on social security I could really use the money.It looked different than all the others I have received in the past it actually looked real.I was going to deposit it into my checking account and see if it cleared or bounced to confirm if it was good or not.I f it cleared/didnt bounce I was then going to call the number to find who to send a check to to pay the tax and then wait for my winnings to be sent to me.Again I was 80% thinking it was legit and hopeing it was probably because I need the money so bad and $50K would help my financial problems out alot.So I got up this morning going to deposit the check thinkig I had finanlly won a lottery/drawning etc, be it for just $50K but $50K is alot to me and before I went to my bank to deposit it and wait for it to clear before I called them. ,I thought I would check it out on the internet and see what I could find out about it this Company called Citi Financial a Fianacial Express Compnay,10 Charles Street Provodence,RI 02904. Th check was from a Company called Duffy &Stanley Citizens Bank.The check looks legit.The sad news is I have now found out its a fraud just another disapointing scam atempt.I still hope some day to actually win a lottery and when we I do perhaps they will some how contact us to let us know its not a scam but is legit so we dont shred the letter telling us we won.Someone is actually winning every day of the year so how are they being contacted that they are the lucky winners?Without them throwing away the letter thinking its just another scam attempt.Had they checked it out they might of found it wasnt a scam.So dont let this scam attempt by these scam jerks keep you from hopeing some day you will actually be a winner or a lottery etc.I hope when the day comes I actually do win a lottery they will contact me in the proper way to confrim the win and not just send me a letter asking me to send some of the money to pay a tax fee etc.Dont give up Keep the Faith some body is going to really win some money today in a legit drawing lottery etc,.Just not from this scam.Thank you for your comments.If it wasnt for this web site and you comments I would of cashed the check to see if it was good or not.One persons comment I read said It appears as thought they access your account through the deposit and continue to remove money from your account.So some how even if you cash the check or deposit the check and wait for it to clear it will bounce do to no funds in there account and some how they will be able to drain money from your legit account at your financial insitution where you deposited or cashed the check.So dont cash it or deposit it and wait to contact them weeks or a month to see what the response was from them on collecting my winnings, Like I was going to do they will gain access to your account some how.Its just another Scam but a much better one than usual,It had me fooled more or less hopeing it was legit..

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Complaint author: Thomas

Country: USA
State: All USA

Category: Miscellaneous

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