Man Brings Stacks Of Potential Scams To Police

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.


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  • by judy methot Location: nh on Dec 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    I think its pretty bad that scumbags like that seem to get away with scamming the public.that's why there is so many scabs ripping off the public;because there never tobe found.its deceiving it looks real,almost tempting. If anyone gets something this good always research it on internet.good luck
  • by Vickie Location: Dallas, Tx on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:05 PM
    Just got my Pria Express notice letter today, reads exactly what every one elses does. It felt really good for a little while, till I saw send the $20.00 dollars. There is so much of this it's unbelievable. To just imagine the money that has been made off just this one, for a short time. I noticed some of the complaints date back to 2009! Thanks, Be Safe
  • by Karen Location: Clinton, Tn. on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    I just wanted to give this site a big thank you for being here! We all have to be so careful!
  • by Karen Location: Clinton, Tn on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    I just got MY Big winning notice today, 9/13/2011. Mine says what all the others do, and came from the same place in Fl. How can these things keep going? Yes, I need the money, but will never see it! DO NOT send these people $20! I am also wondering about PHC! They keep sending things and saying no purchase needed but would help them to keep going. Does anyone know of any winnings there?
  • by HAZ Location: MI on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM
    can they not just track the post office box to the person or people who are using it and nab them that way?
  • by George Location: Chicago on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    On 9/12/2011 I received a LEGAL NOTICE Prompt Response Required from a Peies Research Intelligence Agency/P.O. Box 527800,Miami,FL 33152-7800. Mailed from ZIP CODE 89120 ON SEP 09 2011. Check number 736201115 THE SUMS OF $2,342.000.00...FOR...Pending cash disbursal awaiting claim and payment.|:45791331994967 ||| 251 ||| 4715 Bank number with an Authorized Signature plus NOT A CHECK-DO NOT CASH. Must make a 20.00 payment by Midnight 09/18/11(payable to PRIA)IMPORTANT Code number Must Match Numbers on Check andMemo EXACTLY-Verify before mailing. These are bad times for a lot of people with no jobs out there to cheat of the % of who is not thinking clearly right now WILL ANSWER THIS AD.
  • by Diana Location: Virginia on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM
    On 07/13/11 I have received envelop from Prize Research Intelligency Agency,PO Box 527800,Miami, FL 33152-7800 with EXPRESS NOTICE about my "huge" win of millions in return for $20 before due date. They said they are an Independent notification service and I have been selected and account number was established for me. It is not the first time scam artist sent someting like that.
  • by Kevin Location: Alaska on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    i have received numerous letters that ive won,i fell for it a couple times and sent the $20. Than i started noticing repeats and the amounts where not coinenciding.So i checked then out and found them to be fraudent.There was so many outhers in my shoes,these people need to be stopped. I dont understand how the authorities can let this continue?
  • by christine Location: miss on Feb 4, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    yes,hi i also got letter with my name ck # amount i did,nt sent 20 yet i came here to see if you have complaint,this is thief by mail,sugestion,take your money orders ect,to post office,ask to file postal fraud complaint against these people,lets stop them in thier tracks,there will be infestgation,gov,can try with everyones m.o. reciept track them down and sometimes refund you some money from court award.works
  • by Jake Location: Lancaster, Pa on Jan 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM
    Me Too, but I didn't lose but one to check 'em out You must be beware
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