I recently received a letter with the letterhead of Lottery Dynamics regarding a supposed lottery I had won. The letter stated that I had been selected as a winner on May 9th, and had won the amount of $66, 000.00. The participants in the drawing were selected through a computer ballot drawn from 37, 000 names from Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe and Asia. I was thrilled thinking maybe this wasn't a scam. After all they had not asked me for any personal information like my bank acct., my social security #, etc...
All I had to do was contact the international claims agent, her name and number was provided on the end of the letter. I corresponded with her a couple of times over the phone and nothing seemed suspicious to me. The letter stated that a check was going to be sent to me to deposit in my bank to pay for the processing fees. I received the check in the amount of $2, 380.00 on Saturday August 12th. I had spoken with the representative on Thursday the 10th since I didn't hear from her for over a week. When I spoke with her then she said the phones had been tied up.
Once again I thought everything was okay. She said the check had been issued/mailed on the 8th of August and if I hadn't received anything by the 17th of August to call her back. I called her on Monday the 14th to tell her I had received the check. She said once the check cleared to call her so they could set me up with a lawyer to do the processing and pay all the taxes.
I called the bank on August 15th only to find out that the check I deposited at my local bank, was counterfeit. You can just imagine the shock I was in and how stupid I felt for being taken for an idiot. I felt so helpless. I called up my bank and the customer service representative had to transfer me to a supervisor, and a bank manager out of the state. Once the lady I was transferred to spoke with me she stated that the check I had deposited was counterfeit and I was shocked when she said she would not be closing my acct after she asked me a couple of questions.
I told her I was issued a check and was told I had won some sort of lottery drawing. She asked me if I gave out any personal information, or payed the other party any money. I hadn't so I told her I didn't do either. She then went on to say not to contact the party involved, not to send them any money. I'm usually wary of any kind of offers, promotions that are sent to me. And unfortunately this one although it sounded too good to be true, was just that.
I am upset, and angry at the fact that after I went online to check out the company, of course when it was already too late, I found out some complaints were being made to the supposedly legal company that originated in Texas. Once I went to the legal company's website they had a sentence on the bottom stating that complaints were being made to them regarding the lottery scam using their name and to not contact them for they were investigating the matter. I wrote to them only to ofcourse not get a response. I thought since I was providing them with all the information I could on the scam including the name, number and supposed address that they would reply. No such luck, which made me wonder, are they really investigating anything?
I wanted to take steps to make sure that this company, which is committing a fraud and doing business not only under false pretenses but also illegally, is investigated. I'm not sure how to go about doing this, considering writing or calling up the Better Business Bureau in the states, it looks like this company is running their business out of Canada.
I am writing this letter with the hopes that I can provide some sort of help in finding out and further investigating this matter. I have letters, one notifying me of the award and the other came along with the check giving me instructions on what to do after depositing the check. Any help you may need please let me know how I can assist you. These people should be reprimanded and sued for what they're doing. Who knows how many other people like myself have already been affected and to what extent. Its disturbing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email. Thank you for your time.