Federal Trade Commission Sweepstakes Letter

How the scam works:

You might be receiveing a letter that comes with a Federal Trade Commission logo and seal on it. The paper looks official and is signed by Jessica Rich, who is a real FTC director. You are informed that someone at the FTC will help you claim a cash prize you’ve won, and will help ensure delivery. This letter might arrive soon after you are informed via email that you might have won a lottery or sweepstakes with a specific company.

However, in order to receive your winnings, you will need pay off FTC a few thousand dollars as a “Legal Registration Bond”. Many naive people fall victims to this scam. Did you receive such letter?

Watch the video below to see how to file a complaint with the FTC.

How To File A Complaint With The FTC Video

How to avoid:

As some people might be skeptical about this, they might research the existance of Jessica Rich. She does exist, works at the FTC, but the whole letter is just a scam well put together by fraudsters. Don't fall for it. According to the FTC, the organization "doesn’t oversee sweepstakes and no federal government agency will contact you to ask for money so you can claim a prize. If you enter and win a legitimate sweepstakes, you do not have to pay insurance, taxes, or shipping charges to collect your prize. If you have to pay, it’s not a prize."

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2 thoughts on “Federal Trade Commission Sweepstakes Letter”

  1. (letter from) Commissioner of Judging*Processing Division
    Award Notification Commission
    PO Box 2905
    Kansas City KS 66110

    Official Form
    of Tender No: 13570

    Type of Winner Award: 100% Cash
    Transmission of Winner Funds: Direct Courier Delivery
    of Certified Bank Check(s) of Electronic Wire Transfer
    Authorized By: Lary Hourd Executor of Awards

    An Acquisition FEE for Premium Offer is due and must be enclosed as required for $12.99 payable to the office of ANC. Enclose your remittance by cash, check, or money order.

    I have received a fraudulent check: information on check:

    ANC Award notification Commission MI 520 19 23
    (TD – 14/71-P) JC – 38022-0209385
    World Headquarters, Midwest
    United States of America
    7800154482 1194276833
    Not Forwardable or Assignable to any Alternate Party

    Filing Year: 2015

    Amount Above: Lump-Sum
    Supplement at Option of Winner

    Office of Director – Representative Signature

    (information on left hand top portion of check):

    Corporate Sponsor Judging and Decisions
    Award Notification Commission
    P.O. Box 2905
    Kansas City, KS 66110

    Maximum Grand
    Prize Amount: Two Million Dollars

    Addressee 84904369 465565
    Ms. Darlene Ceasar
    906 W Rimes Cir
    Monroe LA 71201-3932

    (below barcode)


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