SCAM WARNING

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chicknmania, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Now, this ought to be obvious, but in light of the difficult economic times and I'm guessing a lot of people are hungrier than normal....watch out for the Fidelity Internatiional lotto. People in our area have been getting letters through US mail but I read that letters are also sent via email. In the US mail version, they send you a winner's notification letter and enclose a checkk (which looks real) to pay taxes on your share of the winnings. I got one telling me I won $250,000.00. But the address wasn't quite right. The check I got was for $5,100.00, and the letter had a number to call for my "claims agent". The letterhead was from Fintrust Services Inc. I was curious enough to Google Fintrust and learned that they are primarily a collection agency,, based in Sweden, if I remember right. Hmmmmm. Then I Googled Fidelity International lotto and read testimonials from tons of people about this scam. Lastly, I was curious enough to call the number for my "claims agent", on our blind line, after I knew it was unlikely anyone would be there. The voice mail for this person was downright scary. I mean he sounded like Dracula, Scary enough to be funny. OH, well. Don't try to cash or deposit the check just to see if it will clear, either. Believe me, it won't. More trouble for you A mean trick, but certainly a sign of the times. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i got one that looks like a ebay "response to question" email. it's a key logger , so if anyone gets one delete , then shut down.
     
  3. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Just remember, NO ONE will give you something for nothing....ESPECIALLY from the internet.

    Nothing but creeps and scallowaggs on the internet......If you can't look them in the eye and shake their hand...you aint getting "A Deal"

    I don't trust ANYTHING I get in E-mail unless I KNOW the sender BY NAME---IN PERSON and I ASKED FOR THE E-MAIL TO BE SENT!!!!!

    My Delete folder is HUGE LOL!!!!
     
  4. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I got one of those but my check was 4900.00 and it was from the makers of budwiser. I tried to call the number but all I got was they were not available. the check went to the burn can. I may be stupid but I am not dumb!
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually, if you get them, don't throw them out, take them to a bank and turn it in. They'll call a government agency (don't remember if it was the FBI or who it was) and track them down. My brother just recently got one, and they had to make photocopies of it and everything. The government means business, lol.
     
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I have had scammer letters like this also.... direct to the bin, and I never open Emails unless I know the sender......
     

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