Victim Location 21228
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes
I was contacted on my personal phone about May or June of Last Year by a rep named Mr. Carson. He claimed to be calling from an Office in Nevada California, but he was calling me from a Washington state tel Number: 425-654-3101 to inform that I was a 2nd Prize winner, randomly selected to receive 3.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. They asked for my Name, Address, and to confirm my cell phone number. I provided the requested info.
I was asked to apply for a loan for $5,000 VIA money order in order to pay the taxes for the prize winnings. Mr. Carson stated that they usually work with One Main Financial. I did not receive any instructions for how to forward payment to cover the taxes. When I received the paper work from the company, there was a large BBB logo displayed. I visited BBB of MD and learned that this was a sweepstakes scam. I have received similar calls in the past