Havelock Police are investigating some potential scams that one of their residents has brought their attention to. The man brought a stack of mail with more than twenty letters with promises of prizes or other financial gain. Police think they could all be scams.
While Havelock Police investigate, they remind everyone, they cannot win what they have not entered, and no legitimate company is going to ask for a $20 donation to release thousands of dollars to you.
Also, attempting to cash an illegitimate check, even if made out to you, can cause a legal issue for you.
Here is the press release from Havelock Police:
Residents of Havelock and surrounding areas have been receiving numerous fraudulent notices of large cash entitlements or awards. These notices are mailed mainly from Miami, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada, and claim the recipients will receive or are owed a large amount of money.
Some letters also contain what appears to be a check payable to the addressee. Attempts to cash these checks could result in criminal charges.
The senders of these notices each request an enrollment, processing or registration fee (usually twenty dollars) payable to the sender. Senders names include but are not limited to:
Allocated Disbursement Authority
Awardable Entitlement Pooling System
Awards Compliancy Commission
Bureau of Cash Acquisition
Cash Advisory Agency
Commission of Sweepstakes Compliancy
Continental Prize Commission
Department of Cash Reporting
Department of Investigative Research
Division of Currency Claims
Division of Monetary Resources
Elective Prize Resource Pool
Entry Entitlement Services
Financial Acquisition Agency
Monetary Entitlement Resources
Prize Research Intelligence Agency
Public Administrators Office
Unclaimed Sweeps Advisory
Although these notices have an official appearance and the monetary value is quite appealing to the recipient, do not send money to these so-called agencies.
This is a scam and the sender’s intent is to receive each recipient’s twenty-dollar “fee.”
The majority of these letters also contain a fine print legal disclaimer which can be easily overlooked by the reader.
Attempts to contact any of these senders have been unsuccessful and one has already turned up on a scam alert list.