Northern trust

Manuel –

Victim Location 28213

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a check in the mail from this random company in the amount of $133.35. The check was actually made to the order of DUKE ENERGY with my address. Me and my wife’s name was to the left just above the written amount of the check. The check also had an account number to the top left of the check (Account: 149874183) and another number written just above the date to the left (0077226298) and the amount of the check again list just above that near the top right of the check ($133.35).

None of this made any sense and did not align with anything associated with us other than our name and address.

Brianna –

Victim Location 15068

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a letter saying i won49,000 but i needed to cash the 985.20 check and send them 900.00 of it for taxes then i would get the prize money.

Gary –

Victim Location 19036

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a letter stating I had won $49,260. The letter included a check in the amount of $985.20 with instructions to call my claim agent.

I googled the company and noted the address being used was not a location of that company. For fun, I called the phone number- it is not in service.

Alex –

Victim Location 14450

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Award for being winner of North America Consumer Promotion Draw, entitled to the sum of US $49,260.00. Check for $985.20, I can cash it but must pay the state taxes of $800.00. I should contact James Parker at 1-888-440-5714 once I cash the check so I can pay the NY taxes.Check drawn on PNC Bank, N.A, 1220 Lowery Ave, Jeannette PA, 15644. Return address on envelope says it’s from North York Civic Centre, 5100 Younge St, North York ON M2N 5V7. I did not cash check, told him I wasn’t going to pay the taxes but to send my the correct state forms. He hung up on me.

Clayton –

Victim Location 44411

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Received letter with a check in mail for $985.20 requesting 800.00 per state regulation be paid prior to the remaining monies of 49,260.00 paid to me

Krista –

Victim Location 01602

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I recieved this This Award Claim Notification it states:

We are pleased to inform you that you are one of the winners in the "North America Consumer Promotion Draw" entitling you to a check for $866.20. The check attached appears very plain and suspicious looking and was made out in my name. The letter also read "Per your State regulations, a tax amount of $700 is required before your lump sum winning can be sent to you." The letter then instructed me to call a number and speak with my claims rep. who went by the name ‘Mr. John Miles’ to discuss the process for collecting my check. This is a complete scam and should be avoided at all costs! They want you to pay $700 dollars of "taxes" and you’ll never see it again!

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