Grifton Police Chief Warns About Fake Lottery

Grifton Police Chief Warren Morrisette is sounding the alarm about a fake lottery that he says is new to Eastern Carolina.

Chief Morrisette says a woman got a winning lottery letter from Coastal Trust Financial Lottery. The company says it's based in Westminister London England.

The letter came with a check for $4,892. The "winner" is told to deposit the check but then send $3,679.21 to a man named Charles Jackson in London. Chief Morrisette says the check looks very real, but the bank has verified the account is fake..


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  • by tommie Location: california on May 31, 2008 at 10:44 PM
    i got one of these scams i sent them the signed thing but i didnt send them the money i am glad i forgot to put money in it i almost forgot about this when i out the copy of the paper in my room then i decited to look it up and sure enough it was a scam and i am sure there gona send me another one i will shred the next one
  • by John Israel Location: arlington , wa on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:53 PM
    I recieved a letter,with a check for 2,342,000.00,they wanted 20.00 for there services,and claimed they just handeled the paper work for unclaimed sweeps advisory!I always go to Google,for a search.I am glad I did.It smelled of deception ,ha ha Thanks for your website.
  • by anita Location: mountain home AR on Apr 29, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    If I were to send a money order would I beable to track the money to see who cashed it and maybe put a stop to this? Some one please email me. I have been getting letters like the ones you have been talking about for almost six months. I got the one certified mail and probally a hundred others.Some days I will have 10 letters all at once from "different" people.Some of them look so real and I have almost fell for them.Thank you for having these letters you have saved me alot of money.
  • by Frances Location: Tarboro North Carolina on Apr 21, 2008 at 04:39 PM
    I recieved a letter stating that I won $18,336,081.10 but had to send in $100.00. I think that is the most stupidest thing that you have to pay something to win something. I wish all these stupid idiots that have nothing better to do would get a real job and leave everybody alone. I could have been an elderly person with out any knowledge of people and could fell for it, and would have been out of that $100.00 that I could put groceries in my house.
  • by darlene Location: catonsville,md on Apr 15, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    I received a letter from the American Entry Exchange in Miami,Florida twice.The first letter requested 20.00 and a fingerprint. The second letter was an "Assignment Party Determination". and requested a 100.00 fee in cash,check or money order. As well,I received a letter from these people the day before the certified letter arrived-requesting again-20.00. The tip off? Why do I need to send money for some odd purpose in order to win money? This is a scam and they try to use alot of "legal" sounding jargon to fool people into believing this is above board. I only regret that I did send back my finger print the first time. As well, if you read carefully there are syntax and grammatical errors throughout-this is certainly ridiculous! Don't be fooled!
  • by JOHN Location: COLUMBUS GEORGIA on Apr 2, 2008 at 01:54 AM
    I'VE RECEIVED A CHECK FROM UNCLAIMED SWEEPS ADVISORY FOR, $2342,000.00. IT WAS NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION TO BELIEVE, SO I WENT TO THE INTERNET TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS A SCAM, THANKS. P.S: ANYTHING ABOUT MONEY SENT FROM MIAMI FLA. IS ALWAYS A SCAM!!! BE CAREFUL

    Editor's Note: No Shouting Please.

  • by Patricia Location: Rome Georgia on Mar 30, 2008 at 06:00 PM
    I received a letter from unclaimed sweeps advisory and a fake check in the amount of 2342,000.00 I had to send 20.00 and it had to be postmarked by 04-03-08 2 days away. Im glad I checked it out first how do we stop these people?
  • by Brett Location: Hickory, NC on Feb 29, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    My mom received this same letter and check for $2,342,000.00 and the request to send $20.00 to release the funds. Obviously this is a far reaching scam. You can help by telling everyone you know to beware of these scams and tell them to always check out this website to see if they are a victim of an attempted scam.
  • by v.b Location: virginia on Feb 29, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    my mother is sick and need money and today at my address she recieved the letter asking her to send 20.00 with a postdate deadline. (sickening preying on the elderly like that)
  • by hildaserrano07@aol.com Location: Brooklyn N.Y.11223 on Feb 26, 2008 at 05:45 PM
    Iam receiving envelopes from Miami Fl.with different P O Box numbers almost every day. How can I put a stop to it. I even received one certified mail and nobody was home to sign,so it was sent to the post office. I sent my son to pick it up for me without knowing what was all about.
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