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THIS IS TO ALERT YOU THAT THE EMAIL YOU’VE RECEIVED IS FRAUDULENT
This Is A Money Mule Phishing or Identity Theft Ring
Do Not CASH THE CHECK OR WIRE ANY FUNDS
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE
ATB Trust Financial services Inc ATB Financial SWEEPSTATES SCAM LETTER WITH A BOGUS CHECK Edmonton, British Columbia
ATB Trust Financial services Inc
10221 102 street NW
Edmonton, British Columbia
On October 28th, 2009 my 66 year old father received a letter with no return address. When he opened it the letter looked very very official. The letter head was from ATB TRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES
INC located at 10221 102 street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4CS, Canada. Phone number 1-778-865-6977, dated October 22nd, 2009 and a claim number. The letter stated that he was a sinner in the “CONSUMER PROTECTION SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING” held among randomly selected individuals/ customers of Wal-Mart (notices how WalMart is hyphenated?), Home Depot, Sears, Safeway, and several telecommunications companies located in North American & Western Europe. And that the drawing was held on October 16th, 2009.
The letter stated he had won $250,000.00 and that it would be delivered by certified check. He just needed to contact his Claims Agent Donna Lynn at 1-778-865-6977. A check was enclosed for the sum of $4,450.00 which he will use to pay the Non-Resident Government Service Tax, payable to the tax agent by Western Union as stated below:
ALLEN BUMPHERY, 2 Thornton Court, NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2E7, Canada or to JOAN LUGGARD, 46 ST Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX, UK and that the tax amount is $3,990.00.
They asked him NOT to act on this letter till he speaks with Donna Lynn his claims agent. The letter was signed by a JAPHET GUIFULD (promotions Manager) and stamper APPROVED at the bottom.
I want to thank Mr. Brad Prosser of the Magnolia State Bank for notifying my father of this fraud. The check is a fraud, and if my father had acted on it he would have been out of $4,450.00, on his pension and Social Security.
I hope this helps others.