Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 10/31/2006 4:09:34 PM EST
a guy at work got a letter and a check for $3700. the letter states "

Grant Approval Notification

Acuwin Sweepstakes and lotteries are proud to announce that your $75,000 grant has been approved a hundred percent at the Halifax Payment Center.


A certified cheque of $70,000 in your name will be forwarded to your mailing address once we receive your Administration and processing fees of $3700 which we have enclosed for your aid . we will deduct another $1300 from your grant for our in-house commissions.

(some useless crap)snip

this grant is not a loan to you .It is there to serve you for your tuition fees, house funds or small business initialization.

Upon receipt of your taxes ,deductions of the $3700 loaned to you and the $1300 house commissions will be deducted from your grant . You will receive your $70,000 in 2 business days upon receipt of the payment of your required fees.

thanks and stuff.


Does this sound like a scam?

he really wants his $70,000 dollars and called the number . they told him to deposit the check in his checking account and 24 hours later call them back for instructions on what to do next. one thing they need soon is a verification of who he is ,but he didn't say what they needed yet. he doesn't remember applying for this grant but said he does enter a lot of sweepstakes.

I told him to cash the check and spend the $3700 on hookers and blow. when he shot that down , I said cash the check and deposit it in a separate bank. hold the money for your first bank to come and ask for later as the check is probly fake.

acuwin does have a website with happy customers as well.

any good ideas .
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:14:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 4:15:27 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By ZachH:
a guy at work got a letter and a check for $3700. the letter states "

Grant Approval Notification

Acuwin Sweepstakes and lotteries are proud to announce that your $75,000 grant has been approved a hundred percent at the Halifax Payment Center.


A certified cheque of $70,000 in your name will be forwarded to your mailing address once we receive your Administration and processing fees of $3700 which we have enclosed for your aid . we will deduct another $1300 from your grant for our in-house commissions.

(some useless crap)snip

this grant is not a loan to you .It is there to serve you for your tuition fees, house funds or small business initialization.

Upon receipt of your taxes ,deductions of the $3700 loaned to you and the $1300 house commissions will be deducted from your grant . You will receive your $70,000 in 2 business days upon receipt of the payment of your required fees.

thanks and stuff.


Does this sound like a scam?

he really wants his $70,000 dollars and called the number . they told him to deposit the check in his checking account and 24 hours later call them back for instructions on what to do next. one thing they need soon is a verification of who he is ,but he didn't say what they needed yet. he doesn't remember applying for this grant but said he does enter a lot of sweepstakes.

I told him to cash the check and spend the $3700 on hookers and blow. when he shot that down , I said cash the check and deposit it in a separate bank. hold the money for your first bank to come and ask for later as the check is probly fake.

acuwin does have a website with happy customers as well.

any good ideas .


It is a 419 scam

They are trying to get his account info so they can rip him off...

Look up 'Canadian Lottery' on google....
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:18:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZachH:

Does this sound like a scam?
.



YA THINK?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:57:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By ZachH:
a guy at work got a letter and a check for $3700. the letter states "

Grant Approval Notification

Acuwin Sweepstakes and lotteries are proud to announce that your $75,000 grant has been approved a hundred percent at the Halifax Payment Center.


A certified cheque of $70,000 in your name will be forwarded to your mailing address once we receive your Administration and processing fees of $3700 which we have enclosed for your aid . we will deduct another $1300 from your grant for our in-house commissions.

(some useless crap)snip

this grant is not a loan to you .It is there to serve you for your tuition fees, house funds or small business initialization.

Upon receipt of your taxes ,deductions of the $3700 loaned to you and the $1300 house commissions will be deducted from your grant . You will receive your $70,000 in 2 business days upon receipt of the payment of your required fees.

thanks and stuff.


Does this sound like a scam?

he really wants his $70,000 dollars and called the number . they told him to deposit the check in his checking account and 24 hours later call them back for instructions on what to do next. one thing they need soon is a verification of who he is ,but he didn't say what they needed yet. he doesn't remember applying for this grant but said he does enter a lot of sweepstakes.

I told him to cash the check and spend the $3700 on hookers and blow. when he shot that down , I said cash the check and deposit it in a separate bank. hold the money for your first bank to come and ask for later as the check is probly fake.

acuwin does have a website with happy customers as well.

any good ideas .


It is a 419 scam

They are trying to get his account info so they can rip him off...

Look up 'Canadian Lottery' on google....


how did you know its from canada
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 5:02:58 PM EST

Acuwin Sweepstakes and lotteries are proud to announce that your $75,000 grant has been approved a hundred percent at the Halifax Payment Center.

Link Posted: 11/1/2006 1:29:24 PM EST
he took the check to his bank and they kept it. something about turning it into their security services.

they also said they had a woman a few weeks ago demand that they deposit the check in her account. she mailed them her check for the "fees" and a short while later her bank account was drained.
Top Top