On or about August 23, 2006, I received a letter from the "British Gaming Commision" Titled "Winning Certificate"
The following is what is written on the letter they sent me through the mail. this was NOT on the internet.
We are pleased to inform you that after the just concluded BRITISH LOTTO held in London, England, that you emerged as one of the winners of the British International Lottery programs. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system draw from one million five hundred thousand names (1, 500, 000) drawn from Asia, Europe, and North America. your name attached to ticket number 60087-6045 with serial number 012-00115 drew the lucky numbers of 21-27-8-15-34 which subsequently won the lottery in the third category. You have therefore been approved for the lump sum of $85, 000.00USD (EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to file ref: No GACC/2855/7705. This is from a total cash prize of $1453, 500.00 USD ( ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS) shared among(Seventeen) international winners in this category. CONGRADULATIONS!!!
Assistance check of $2, 889.75 is enclosed to enable you finance the international clearance fees of $2, 733.00. your clearance fee should be remitted to our designated North american Agent. Consequently, you will receive a total of $85, 000.00 minus $5, 301.00(6.2% Sponsor's commission).
Invariably, you will receive a total of $80, 199.00. your agent will give you further details.
We ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and money remitted to your account, as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking of advantage of the program by the participants and the publiic.
To begin your lottery claim, contact your claim agent, Patricia Jones, of Sun Source Financial Management Group at 30 Liberty Avenue suite 224 Calgary, AB T3G 5S5, an accredited agency to BRITISH RANDOM LOTTO at TEL:1-902-412-3098
Note that all prize money must be claimed no later than SEPTEMBER15, 2006. Ensure you contact your agent for the ACTIVATION AND AUTHORISATION of your check. Congradulations once more LUIS CURRY PRIZE CO-ORDINATOR
With the letter came "An Assistance Check" in the amount of $2889.75. The check was sent by "BERTRAND PRODUCTS, INC." the folowing caption is under the business name on the check. Better parts from Bertrand since 1953 P.O. Box 3786 2323 Foudation Drive South Bend Indiana 46628 (250)884-2361 Check was drwn on "Fifth Third Bank Ohio Valley the check was legitiamte it even had a warning that it was void if it did not contain water marks.THEY WERE THERE!
I follow the instructions 'To begin your lottery claim, contact your claim agent, Patricia Jones of Sun Source Financial Management Group at 30 Liberty Avenue Suite 224 Calgary, AB T3G 5S5, an accredited agency to BRITISH RANDOM LOTTO at TEL: 1-902-412-3098. I called and was told to deposit the CHECK and after about 3 days when it clears the bank get a money order for $2733. the overage on the check was to cover the cost of the money gram. Send it to Brenda Moses 1955 Sir Williams St. Suite 602 Montreal Quebec H6K7F2 Canada. Send her the code BM672B and THEN she would call me with a confirmation number and then I was to chose whether I wanted the winnings wired to my account or hand delivered by British Officers and after I received the winnings she would call and tell me when and where a commercial would be made to sponser the British Lotto. I agreed to do the commercial as a testimonial after I received the check for $80, 199.00
The checked came back reason returned closed account! I insisted to the bank that it not be cleared in my account until it was cleared completely. IF I had not the bank would have cleared the check after 3 or 4 days I would have sent them the money order and they would be GONE!
I even called the number on the check and that company DID exist. These guys are GOOD!! I wish someone would be able to stop this, after all we trust our mail content for the most part! The red flag here was NO return address on the envelope and check out the way British GAming Commision is spelled .There are 2 s's in commission and at the end of the letter they spelled AUTHORISATION.
There are litle things. Please post your rip offs and WARN the rest of us! Please note the bank is in OHIO and Beltram Prodicts in Indiana this is happening in our Country as well.