Lottery Scams

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Unresolved

Facebook scammers

  • by: misscat
  • #50110
  • Aug 9, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
These people put on facebook that you've won money from this commission to use for anything then they ask for your name address your monthly income and your drivers license so they can send this money to you and after they get that info then they ask you so purchase a 100$ itune card so they can then load the money on it.Thank god i did not even have money to send but now they have my information.
Also reported:
National Help Commisson
Names reported:
Brent Wilson
Unresolved

My neighbor a severe stroke victim was scammed

  • by: Rclever
  • #50075
  • Aug 8, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $7000
ROGER has limited mental capacity from the stroke and can't tell if it is a scam. They convinced Roger that if he paìd them he would get millions and a new Mercedes with a year worth of gas. He told them he doesn't need a car because he can't drive anymore. They told him he could assign the car to someone. This is where I got involved. He said he wanted to assign the car to me. Michelle Thomas told me that to get the car I would have to pay $500 for the storage fees. That's when I suspected a scam. I was to send the money by Walmart store to store to Dorothea Nonner Miami, Florida. Roger showed me a receipt for the money that he had already sent to Dorothea Nonner Miami, Fl.
I said I would meet them with the receipt and the could get the confirmation info then and I could take possession of the car then. They couldn't do that. Roger said that they called and said they were in our neighborhood with the car. I wasn't home but Roger saw the car described drive by but they wouldn't stop. I convinced Roger it was a scam finally. They also convinced Roger to move his SSA monthly check to be deposited in an other bank.
Names reported:
Michelle Thomas
Phones reported:
618-767-9597
Unresolved

Boyd VS leader bank

  • by: georgeboydjr
  • #50067
  • Aug 8, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $205,000
SEE COMPLAINT FORWARDED TO YOU APPROX JULY 31 FROM THE MASS. OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF BANKS, BOSTON, MA RE: Leader Bank, compliaint ID# 2018-0198.

Scammers told me I won #3,500,000 and I supposedly had to pay a registration fee of $35,000 and an N.Y.state tax of $175,000 to be paid before winnings paid,to a bondswoman,Jane A.Breede,account #210003534 at the Dedham Branch of Leader Bank. Leader will not respond through their President told me in their letter to contact their Fraud Manager, which I have attempted 3 times without luck.

Bank owes me the return of $205,000 either from this account or from their fraud insurance or that of federally chartered bank fraud fund.
Also reported:
Leader Bank, Arlington mass
Names reported:
Jane A.Breede
Phones reported:
215-836-1250
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Publisher's Clearinghouse Mega Millions Lottery Scam

  • by: tarynwalker
  • #49969
  • Aug 2, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $3000
David (Dave/David Darnell) calls and says you've won millions with the Publisher's Clearinghouse or Mega Millions. He convinced my elderly grandmother to send money to pay the taxes on the lottery winnings. He then harassed her repeatedly, sometimes calling back to back until she answered. He asked her to open three bank accounts and send him the numbers to those accounts and to give him the bank cards/bank card numbers. He has asked her to accept money in an account, withdraw it, and then send it to a specific person via western union. He has been grooming her and befriending her for MONTHS. She says she's given $3000, but I am quite sure it's more than that. After I found out and told her it's a Jamaican Lottery Scam, she confronted him on the phone. He told her the number is Jamaican because they get a good deal with their phone lines there, but his company is in England. He has continued to harass her via the phone and knows too much personal information. I am worried she may fall victim to identity theft now too.
Names reported:
David Darnell
Phones reported:
876-533-0215
Unresolved

Won two million send me $1,000

  • by: Lisatattersall9
  • #49867
  • Jul 27, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Called my elderly friend. You won 3 million dollars. I will send you the money after you send us $1,000
Phones reported:
702-602-3948
Unresolved

Really! Mega Million wants to know how I want my check! Ya fight!!

  • by: LD807
  • #49775
  • Jul 22, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Left a message on answering machine. Had an accent like from India.
Also reported:
Mega Million
Names reported:
Paul Benjamin
Phones reported:
876-572-3584