Watch Out For These Scam Artists, The Whole Thing is Fake
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2008-12-31
This is a warning to everyone that has received a letter from De-Lotto North American Sweepstakes Lottery On Shoppers.
A letter that was mailed to me claimed I won $125,000 in a sweepstakes lottery. It included a check for $4,875 that I would deposit and then requires that I wire $2,875 to a "tax collector" to receive the rest of my winnings.
First of all, I have never entered a contest with this company and it is pretty obvious that it was fake.
The envelope had with no return address with a stamp from Canada and the letter itself had an address based in Ontario, Canada. The letter was typed unprofessionally with many typos and errors. An authentic company would be able to deduct taxes from winnings without intervention by the user. In addition, when I looked into the light, I could tell that the check is actually a PICTURE of a check on printer paper.
I went to my bank to inform them about the scam and found out that hundreds of people in the area got the same thing.
If you search "De-Lotto North American Sweepstakes Lottery On Shoppers" on search engines, you will see a whole lot of pages that show that this is not a legitimate company, but a SCAM aimed at stealing your hard earned money. BE WARNED.