- They reference...but misspell...American Express in the notice.
- All sorts of bizarre bar codes and "Actual" stamps all over it.
- My name is listed in all caps and in a different font.
- The return address is a mailing label for some place in Canada.
- Call required to an agent to claim winnings (in my case $650,000).
- The following footnote: "Due to the Confidentiality Act put in place by the International Lottery Commission you are required to keep all information strictly confidential."
- The "Security Sealed for Protected Delivery" stamp at the bottom on the notice.
- A certificate number that is different than a issuing document number which is different than a ticket number which is different than a file reference number (I kid you not).
- They will only hold my win for two weeks.
- All manner of weird indentations in the text.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Top 10: True Clues that the Sweepstakes Winning Notice is a Scam
I actually received something in the mail today. Some signs that it's a scam:
Created By Stephen Albert at 6:39 PM