dogofthefuture (dogofthefuture) wrote,

You Have Received A Scam Letter

Hello! If you are reading this, you received what appears to be a notification that you won a lottery you never entered. Sadly, you did not win anything. What you got is a SCAM. If you received a check, you shouldn't even try to deposit it, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent guaranteed to bounce (and you will probably be charged a fee for a bounced check). The scammers are counting on it taking up to 10 days for their check to bounce, but meanwhile they will demand that you wire them money, usually for "taxes" or "fees." Their money is fake (the check they sent you WILL bounce), but the money you send them is real and you will never, ever, ever get it back.

Even if you did not get a check, it is STILL absolutely a scam. You cannot win a lottery you never entered, especially in a foreign country.

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM! Just throw the thing away.

So what else can you do? Mostly, you've already done it. Just by searching for information, you've done more than many people would. Good for you! But what else can you do? Several things:

First: Scroll down and check the lists of company names, addresses, and phone numbers. If the letter you got has any of those that aren't listed here, please leave me a comment (scroll down and click the link that says "Post a new comment," and it's fine to leave an anonymous comment). I'll add the information to the lists here.

Second: Throw the stupid thing away AND warn your friends and family.

Third: You could report it to your local authorities, or give it to the US Postal Service for investigation - there's no question this is mail fraud. But the sad truth is that there's probably not much that can be done. That's what makes these sort of scams so attractive to scammers. So the very best thing you can do is not fall for it yourself.


Scam Company Names:
Aberdeen Simply Assets
Alexi Trust Financial
Alliance Bond Inc
American Tribune Prmotions / Promotions
Anchor Security Company
AP Financial Services
Apex Finance
Appleby Financial Services
Ardeco Security Inc
Ardeco Security Group
Ardyss International (listed as "sponsor")
Arpin International Group
Atlantic Sweepstakes Prize Inc
Atlas Financial Services
Applegate Sweepstakes Prize Inc
Barnbury Insurance Group
Bethel Post Financial
Bond Investment Assurance
Bonoloto Financials
Bromfrey Post Financial
Byfields Financial Services
Capex Finance
Capital Alliance
Capital Trust Inc
Capitol Financial Ltd
Chain Promotions
Chester Investment Ltd
Cityline Securities
Consumer Analysis Inc
Countrywide Securities Inc
CPB Financial Services
Credit Union Financial
Creek Financial Services
Crossramp Trust
Crowned Finance Group / Crowned Trust
De-Lotto Australia Sweepstakes
De-Lotto Netherlands Sweepstakes
De-Lotto Switzerland Sweepstakes
Euro Services
Euro Trust Inc
Euroco Finance
Evertons Apex Finance
Everton Trust Lotto
Fairmont Prize Corporation
Fairfax Financial Inc
Fanguard Services
FATI Company Inc
Featureview Trust
First Security Financial Services
Ford / Fort Crest Securities
Fortis Insurance
Foxramp Trust
Foxtons Trust
Fuchur View Trust
Fidelity Trust Inc
Global Financial LTD
Global Trust Inc
GCNFS / CGNFS International
Gold Crest Securities
Goldlink Financial Inc
Graceland Trust Financial
Graceton Security Co
Graceton Trus Financials
Hallmark Sweepstakes Prize Inc
Hampshire Securities
Harmony Financial Services Inc, Harmony Lotto Prize, Harmony Sweepstakes Prize, & Harmony Securities Inc
Harrison Employment
Heritage Financial Group
Hillcrest / Hill Crest Securities
HPC Foodservices (this is a real company, used as the "sponsor")
Inter-American Promotions
International Claim Department
Iron Horse Ventures LLC
Kabbit Crest Securities
Kannon Trust
Kapital Financial Services
Kapital Trust Inc
Kasons Financial
Kennedy Trust Inc
Kentish Securities
Kethill Securities
Kwoen Investment Group
King Investment Assurance
Lawsons Investment Group
Lincoln Securities
Link Trust Financials / Links Financial
Lintel Finance LTD (LFL)
Lloyd Finance Inc
Logan Equity Group
Logic Security Group
Lorgik Insurance Group
Masons Financial
McKinsey Financial Services
Micphil Insurance Inc
Milton Crest Securities
Moreno Financial Services
Monument Sweepstakes (Prize Inc?)
Nation Security Insurance / Nation Security Service Group / Nation Service Alliance Group / Nation Finance Insurance
National Trust
Nationalwide Financial
Norfolk Crest Securities
Northrise / North Rise Corp
Northwest Investment Ltd
Ocean Bloom International Group
Ocean Blue Insurance
Offshore Trust Inc
Old Mutual Financial
Olcott International & Co
Omega Claims Department
Omega Int Finance
Optional Trust Inc
Oxford Securities
Paond Finance
Pharmoney Sweepstakes International Trust Inc / Pharmoney Trust
Plexus Worldwide
PPC Financial Services
Praoud Finance
Premium Star International Group
Prestige Financial Services/Prestige Health Choice
Pride Finance & Insurance
Prime International Inc & Prime International Group
Prime Star International Group
Professional Health Services Inc
Prospect Finance Lotto
Proxxramp Insurance
Prudential Finance Ltd
Region National Services
Rextham Investment Ltd
Rochester Investment Ltd
Romford Investment
Qannon Trust Inc
Richard Walters, Solicitors
Seashore View Trust Inc
SHI International Group
Silicon Financial Services
Skyhill Security
Sky Financial Services Inc
Sky Sweepstakes Prize Inc
Sky High Insurance Group
Skylinc/Skyline International Group
Skyline Securities
Smithsonian Enterprises
Standard Links Alliance
Standard Trust Alliance Inc
Stonegate Financial Services
Sunhill Securities
Switzerland Sweepstakes
Touchstone Finance
Trans Atlantic Sweepstakes Inc
Union Alliance
Wakefield Financial
Warehouse Financial
Warwick Foundation Ltd
Western Group Financials
Westfield Investment Inc
West Hill Securities/Westhill Securities
Westlink / West Link Investment
West Globe Financial Ltd
Western Assurance
Western Insurance Ltd
Western Group Assurance
Westgate Financial
Worrington Financial
Worthing Crest Securities
Worthline Investment LTD
Wrexton Financial

Scam Company Addresses Used (These are almost all imaginary addresses, by the way. Try looking them up on Google Maps sometime):
1 Caven St, London, W1W6X6
1 Funds House, Camel Road, London E16 2DD
1 Jermyn St, London UK SW1Y 4UH
1 Kings Road, Chelsea, London E7 8BP
1 Kings Road, London EC73NP
1 London Road, London NW3 4TY
1 London Road, London E16 2DD
1 London Road, Chelsea, London E7 8BP
1 London Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8BP
1 London Place
1 Lotto House, Walters Road, London SW2 2YY UK
1 New Cavendish Street, London WIW 6XE
1 Wilson Road, London, E127JJ
2 Arces Road, London, England, SE28 UK
2 Capital House, Oxford, London W12 7KK
2 Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4 R0HH SW12, UK
2 Swan Lane, London UK EC4R 3BF
5 Baker St, London, CR7 UK
5 Chelsea Road, London
5 Lion Road, London CR7 UK
5 Lind Road, London CR7 UK
5 London Road, London, CR7 UK
5 Pall Street, London, England, SE6 UK
5 Park St, London, SE6
6 Vent St, London England EC496 UK
7 London Road, London, England E12 7YZ
7 Queens Road, London, W10
8 London House, Arlington Rd, Liverpool L2 4RT UK
8 London Rd, London, E13 ODA
8 Lynn St, London England, EC496 UK
10 City Rd, London, England, EC6 UK
10 Hill St, London, England, EC8 UK
10 Kilt St, London England, SE6 UK
11 Copperfield Road, London, England, E34RR
11 Sherrard Rd, London, E7 8D7
12 Abbotsford Ave, Blackburn, BB2 3LZ, UK
12 Brushfield St, Bishopsgate, London, England E16 AN
12 St Albans Rd, Watford, WD17 1RD
14 Kings Road, London, England, WC1
15 Great Portland Street, London
15 Victoria St, Oxford, UK OX1 3A5
18 Anchors St, Oxford UK OX97AH
18 Harrods Street, Oxford UK, Ox1 3AS
20 Britton St, London England EC1M
20 Hill St, London England EB8 1UK
20 Southbridge Rd, Croydon, CR0 1AE, UK
24 Carlyle Rd, London, England, SE28
25 High St London, E7 UK
25 Felton House, Horse Road, Whitechapel / Highgate, London W3LT / W54LB
25 Gold St, London, England EC8
25 Helton House, Place Road, Hampstead, London W1 3LT
25 Spike St, London, England, EC8 UK
25 Welton House Horse Road, Aldgate, London, W5 4Yb
27 High Street, London, England, CR7 UK
27 Kings Road, Southgate, London E7 8BP
28 Euston Rd, London, England WC2
30 Britton St, London, England, EC1 M
30 High Street, London, England, CR7 UK
31-35 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2HF, UK
32 London Bridge Rd / 32 London Bridge St, London SE19SY
35 Brookham House, Blackhorse Rd, East Ham, London, E13 2LB
35 Freedom House, London Road, London E13 0DA UK
35 High Street, London England, CR7 UK
42 Mackenzie Walk, London E14 4AP
45 High Street, London, England, E7
50 High Street, London, England, NW10, UK
50 Queensway, London, England, W12
55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD
55 Leamington House, Horse Road, West Ham, London E15 2LB
60 Gill St, Londong England EC374 UK
60 High Street, London, England
60 Kings Road, London, England
67 Pendle Road, London, SW16 6RT UK
69 North Quay Rd, Dublin, Ireland
70 Broadway, London SW1 0BD
75 Britton St, London England, EC1M
80 High Street, London, England, SW16 UK
90 / 96 High Street, London, SW16
91 New Cavendish Street, W1W6XE
95 High Street, London, England, SW16
100 Airport Road, Dubai, UAE 77055
101 Court Road, London E14EF
101/102 Princess Park Manor, London, N11 3FL
102 Fairmont Ave, Millwall, London E14 9PB
108 Anchor St, Oxford, OX7 8AH, UK
108 Rigg St, London, EC4
109 Rigg St, London, England, EC4 3UK
125 High Road, Longdon, England, N20 6DB
144 Filippo Turati, IT-00185, Venice, Italy
144 Western Avenue, Cork City, Ireand
147 Bold Sq, London, England
150 Airport Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) 77055
150 Gulf Street, Oxford, UK OX1 3AS
155 Old Kent Rd, London, England, OE12
214 Lood Lane, London, England, SW11
233 Pendle Road, Liverpool, UK
237 Gold Sq, London England E1
245 Bridge Rd, London SW6
250 Gulf Street, Oxford, UK OX1 3AS
288 High Road, London, England, EC19DX
290 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
305 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 99014
305 Stanstead Road, London SE23 1DE
420 High Road, London, England, N21 7EQ
450 Niagra Falls, NY ESTE 250 (???)
470 Mirror Court, Suite 106, Henderson NV, 89011
500 Victoria Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS, UK
525 Sloan Sq, London, England, WC2
705 Oxford Ave, Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19111
1000 Victoria St, Oxford UK, OX1 3AS
1007 Victoria St, Oxford UK, OX1 3AS
1059 Leamington Park, Manchester, England MA11 8GH
1059 Leamington Spa, Chelmford, Essex LG11 8GH
1110 Camel Rd, London, E162DD
1110 Cedar Street, Chatham Essex RM19 6JH
1110 Cedar Street, London
1110 Lotto Rd, London, E162DD
1111 Funds House, Camel Road, London, E16 2DD
1918 Cliff Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 1294
2269 King Edward Road, London, England, UK ET8 6CT
2714 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10014
4202 Howard Rd, London England
5000 Victoria Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS, UK
6705 Hilton Way Tri, Dolis Rd, Woodbridge, London W1 7LM
7952 William St, Grays Essex, UK
8987 Lottto House, Red Grove, East Ham, Manchester E13 2LB
Alcora Building, Suite 6, Halesowen, W Midlands, B62 8DG, UK
Bow Bells House, 1 Breed St, London England EC4 M9H
Central House, Beckwith Knowle, Otley Road, Harrogate HG31WA
PO Box 1000, Markham, Ontario, L39 3N3
Woodville Street, 40 Woodville, Chesterfield, England


Scam Company Phone Numbers Used:
(Note: "011" is the phone code for "international call," and "44" is the code for England. Only the last 10 digits are likely to be of use, but I'm reproducing the numbers in full in case people type the whole number in trying to search for it.)

01144-203-506-9987
01144-702-406-2878
01144-702-408-1557
01144-703-188-1017
01144-703-194-7844
01144-740-445-8628
01144-741-533-9788
01144-742-372-0931
01144-742-941-568?
01144-745-132-8673
01144-745-140-2162
01144-745-140-2200
01144-745-143-2178
01144-745-143-2194
01144-745-145-2844
01144-745-194-1570
01144-745-194-1568
01144-745-194-6496
01144-745-197-0237
01144-745-710-6506
01144-745-714-2254
01144-745-716-9347
01144-750-224-3336
01144-750-425-8485
01144-750-440-2328
01144-750-443-7444
01144-750-552-6289
01144-750-561-8360
01144-750-575-0271
01144-750-599-9315
01144-755-023-9056
01144-755-025-0820
01144-755-031-7316
01144-755-052-7136
01144-755-063-2296
01144-755-063-8025
01444-755-063-8032
01144-755-083-6010
01144-755-087-8694
01144-757-400-2824
01144-757-400-3501
01144-757-400-3576
01144-757-400-4005
01144-757-401-6405
01144-757-409-8313
01144-757-422-9050
01144-757-425-8615
01144-757-431-0606
01144-757-431-0608
01144-757-431-0617
01144-757-435-4822
01144-757-436-1481
01144-757-433-1747
01144-757-443-5541
01144-757-466-6853
01144-757-466-6858
01144-757-470-9691
01144-757-473-1403
01144-757-475-2972
01144-757-475-3008
01144-757-475-3665
01144-757-476-4451
01144-757-482-2214
01144-758-609-1843
01144-758-942-0057
01444-758-955-5093
01144-760-409-7521
01144-772-160-6635
01144-772-203-9690
01144-772-236-3617
01144-772-266-2630
01144-772-270-2936
01144-772-274-6190
01144-774-874-6802
01144-775-738-9461
01144-775-801-5819
01144-775-838-6860
01144-775-840-5939
01444-775-848-0033
01144-775-861-1798
01144-776-852-2172
01144-778-021-8343
01144-780-409-7521
01144-780-415-1801
01144-780-492-6323
01144-780-645-2799
01144-780-691-8907
01144-782-137-7179
01144-784-762-2583
01144-784-778-3106
01144-784-781-8055
01144-784-781-8088
01144-784-795-3293
01144-784-795-4543
01144-787-343-0512
01144-788-433-5824
01144-790-540-5311
01144-791-000-8484
01144-791-073-5924
01144-791-402-4767
01144-792-754-1634
01144-793-768-2107
01144-794-111-2290
01144-794-119-9674
01144-794-222-1173 (call back from "Peter Marsh")
01144-794-234-4566 (call back from "Tonia Binks")
01144-794-810-2203
01144-794-842-2745
01444-795-242-7180
01144-795-267-8980
01144-795-421-1978
01144-796-312-1577
01144-796-586-0879
01144-798-187-7396
01144-798-208-1701
01144-798-222-7944
01144-798-224-6893
01144-798-265-2111
01144-798-659-9724
01144-871-237-0454
0203-318-0502
0207-022-8768
0207-097-2091
0207-099-2091
0207-570-0342

Some North America numbers:

1-213-787-6699
1-289-242-0126
1-289-892-3517
1-289-892-4676
1-289-892-5120
1-289-892-5189
1-289-892-5639
1-289-893-0364
1-416-830-5446
1-416-831-1901
1-416-843-9125
1-416-871-2391
1-416-875-4745
1-416-897-8225
1-647-210-3918
1-647-219-3181
1-647-302-5389
1-647-628-4972
1-647-686-1561
1-647-740-0062
1-647-830-2456
1-647-839-7183
1-647-867-1360
1-647-867-3057
1-647-818-7604
1-647-835-8170
1-647-836-7104
1-647-860-0599
1-647-865-0104
1-647-892-9127
1-647-930-2456
1-647-931-1163
1-647-979-8493
1-760-305-9632
1-772-676-4590
1-772-615-7902
1-866-505-3165 / 3155
1-877-229-2658
1-877-751-4025
1-888-260-4238
1-905-581-4050
1-905-581-4055
1-905-598-5410
1-905-606-0958
1-905-698-0169
1-905-781-2058
1-905-781-5701
1-905-781-9014
1-905-782-5755
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