ATB Trust Financial services Inc


Consumer & Business Alert fraudalert
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

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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
United States
of America
Phone: 778-865-6977
Phone: (778)865-6977

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.

ATB Trust Financials

15 thoughts on “ATB Trust Financial services Inc

  1. gru says:

    i just receive the same letter as the above people in 2009. Except the phone number has changed To 1-778-318-3823. All documentation sent to me recently in 2010 looks original. no one should fall for this and this should be stopped. someone who perhaps is elderly could fall for this very easily. its states $170,000.00 in us $ and also a check was to pay the taxes duh??????
    BeWare and alert

  2. sherry says:

    I just received letter from GMAC Financial Services, inc. Same deal with check of $4,570.00 for use in taxes for my winnings. He told me to deposit check in bank and call him back. i googled this right away, Thank God for google.

  3. Ruth says:

    Ruth – Nov. 23, 2009

    Regarding ATB Trust Financial, I received the same letter telling me that I had won $250,000.00. Maximum Metal Manufacturers in New York was shown as the company instead of Steinway Pasta & Gelati Inc.

    Thanks for taking the time to post this info; you’ve helped a lot of people.

  4. Barbara Wood says:

    Barbara I TOO RECEIVED THIS LETTER IN THE MAIL NOVEMBER 17, IT LOOKED VERY OFFICIAL. I LOOKED UP ATB TRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES ON LINE TO CHECK FURTHER AND WAS TOLD IT WAS A SCAM. THANK YOU FOR ALERTING ME.

  5. Liz says:

    My mother-in-law received the same letter today Nov. 16th 2009, and she went to Chase bank and also Bank of America, and they both said they would cash the check.
    question is why would they cash it and give her the money when it is a fraud?. I’m not sure they checked to find out if the check was good or not before they told her that.

  6. Tyra Zackery says:

    I just received the same letter. I had a feeling that it was some kind
    of scam, so I went straight to my computer and goggled. I knew I would get the truth when I investigated it on-line.

  7. nay says:

    yes we just got one of the letters and thank you for postig this fraud stuff.something needs to done with the people who are doing this.and putting wamarts name on it as well.Thanks again

  8. Teresa says:

    Just received the same letter. Thank you for your post! We checked into it before acting on anything and because of your thorough information provided we were able to run the check and the letter through the shredder immediately. Thank you!

  9. jd says:

    I received the same letter but found out it was a fraud by contacting Chase Bank and asking them about the check. The company; Steinway Pasta & Gelati inc. is a real company and the account number on the check matches the company. The bank will not cash it though because it can not confirm funds ava. I was lucky because I am near a Chase bank and went to see them about it and the manager had me call the Donna lynn and then the fraud was opened up. The bank is now aware of the scam and so have flagged all checks of this type from the Steinway Pasta & Gelati inc.

  10. Jessica says:

    I just received this same letter, and your post was the ONLY thing I could find on this particular incident. Thank you for posting!!

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