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Beware of Sweepstakes Asking for Money

May 29, 2013

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I despise companies that take advantage of people asking them for money in order to receive a prize. There are also companies or individuals posing as legitimate companies to collect personal bank account information. There are all types. This is a scam I received in the mail today.

Award Assessment Division
PO Box 2905
Kansas City, KS 66110-2905
United States of America

This company claims that I have won $3,000,000.00 and that I am scheduled to receive 30 payments of $100,000.00 over a 30 year distribution. They are requesting that I send a check back to them in the amount of $11.89 in order to secure premium offer acquisition fee in order to secure delivery. They state that payment is required in order to reserve delivery. After doing some research the company NextGen, Inc. is responsible for sending out these mailings. There have been many complaints logged against them at the Better Business Bureau. http://www.bbb.org/kansas-city/business-reviews/prize-promotions/next-gen-inc-in-overland-park-ks-89110035/

As a general rule never send a company money as a condition in order to win something. Some companies will offer legitimate products or a service that is never a condition for winning sweepstakes. Always check out the company you are dealing with before you do business with them.

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4 comments

  1. READ AGAIN!!!!! RESPOND WITH QUIKNESS YOURS LOOKS LIKE MY 2MILLION ONE. READ CAREFULLY I ONLY WAS OFFERED THE OPTION TO PAY A BALANCE IF I WANTED A PREMIUM OFFER.(JUST ANOTHER BONUS) SO MAYBE READ AGAIN….PLZ…SEE IF YOUR NUMBERS MATCH…MINE DO…..HURRY RESPOND ONCE IN A LIFETIME.YOU JUST GOTTA RESPOND AND MAKE A CHOICE DO IT GOOD LUCK
    WINNER!!!! THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER OF THE TREE MILLION


  2. Legally how are they allowed to do this and is the $11.98 kept by
    them?
    Does no one stop these frauds.
    This my third one.
    Different Co Names on them.
    This is Award Assessment Division.
    It is the exact duplicate of comment before me.
    Tamra


  3. Where does the $ 11.98 go to? How is this done legally.
    Large money awards for so called, Certified Award awarded.
    $11.98 Delivery fee.
    Does no Organization ever stop them?


  4. Thank you so much for the information, I just received the same document by mail yesterday. And decided to do some research on it. I came across your site. Thank you so much!



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