Beware of mail scam
The scammers are at it again.
A county resident recently received an “official notice” confirming her as a “2nd prize winner in the second category of the USA Mega (under the international Sweepstake) draw held on june 10th, 2012.
This notice advised that the full amount of the prize winnings was $255,000.
The company name was given as “coastcapital financial services.”
There are several clues in this notice that are worth noting.
The easiest of those clues is the lack of proper capitalization of words such as “june,” the name of the company, “coastal capital financial services,” as well as the name “international sweepstake organization. The notice also contains several spacing and punctuation errors.
A refresher course of eighth grade English and grammar rules would immediately alert the recipient of the inauthenticity of such a letter.
Also contained in the notice is a repetition of the phrase – “your payment your payment”
A check in the amount of $4,685 was enclosed with the notice “to help pay the processing fee of $3,950.”
The recipient was advised to not act on the notice until contact had been made with the claim agent.
A quick “Google” of the company and bank name proves that it is a scam, and that no such institutions exist.
The notice lists global offices in Spain, UK, Germany, Hong-Kong, Ireland, South Africa and USA.