Vantage Financial Securities Inc Complaint - Vantage Financial Securities Inc = De-Lotto North American Sweepstakes

Review by Lady Holiday on 2009-06-06
I received this letter today from

Vantage Financial Securities Inc
400 University Ave Toronto On
M5G-1S7 Canada

The envelope was plain no return address
The letter basic white paper with black text
not looking like a prize winning statement at all.

The check enclosed looked real $4,875.00
but I was skeptical as I didn't remember entering any contest.

So I got online and I tried and tried to find the companies name no such luck
I even went to the Better Business Bureau nothing at all about them.

So I went back to yahoo and put in Shoppers Sweepstakes Lottery and boy am I glad!

I found this site with people that had the exact same letter I received but just another Company Heading but every word is exactly the same!.

It states that I have 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.

Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-07-02
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-06-06:
Voted helpful. Good find.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-06:
I'm glad you were suspicious. If you are located in Canada, you should report the letter to Phone Busters (phonebusters.com) - they take reports on phone, e-mail and, I believe, mail fraud as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-06:
Glad you didn't get taken in, and hopefully, your post here will save at least one poor soul from buying into this scam. It amazes me that some folks believe this crap, but unfortunately, they do.
Posted by vangoghkab on 2009-06-09:
People fall for this because they are hurting for money. It happened here at the office - thank goodness for the head's up!
Posted by Thelma on 2009-07-02:
This is an old worn out scam that has been repackaged to lure people down on their luck. Scrape your last few dollars together, send it to the scam artist and wait for that big check in the mail. "It Ain't Gonna Happen." Sadly desperate people fall for this. I have some "prime" swamp land in Florida for sale real cheap. Another scam foolish people fall for. Wake Up, Do Your Homework, Research & investigate and you won't get ripped off.

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