scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT as scammers are impersonating American Sweepstakes contacting the general public informing them of award winnings of $400,000,000 USD, and a Mercedes Benz.
American Sweepstakes and Promotions which is based in Rochester, New York issued this “ALERT”
Sweepstakes winners are NOT required to pay before receiving their prize. Therefore, if you have received a phone call or have been mailed notification that you have won a sweepstakes and need to send money before receiving your prize, you most likely are about to be scammed. Over the past few years, The American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company has advised consumers not to fall prey to these frauds. Unfortunately, these thieves have been using our name and logo and even copying our website in order to appear legitimate.
If you have been informed that you have won a sweepstakes and are asked for money please contact your State Attorney General http://www.naag.org or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer complaint assistant http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
American Sweeepstakes and Promotion Company
300 State Street
Rochester, New York 14614