|Posted: October 14, 2004, 3:27 pm - IP Logged|STATES ATTORNEY REPORT LOTTERY FRAUD
Bond County State's Attorney Special Investigator Jim Stever has announced that two county residents recently received mail from Spain, advising them of a final award notification.
It was stated that the lump sum payout for each individual was $615,810. This share was from the total award of $16,621340 shared among 31 international winners in different categories. The fund had supposedly been deposited with a security company and was insured in the winner's name. The two purported winners were asked to keep this award from public notice until the claim was processed and the money was remitted to their bank accounts.
The notice also advised that 10% of the lottery winnings belong to Global Fortune Security, since they are the claims agent. A telephone and fax number and claims agent is provided for contact purposes. Attached to the notice is a blank processing form requesting bank information and account number.
One of the Bond County residents affected by this scam told the State's Attorney's office that they had family members in Spain. The other, however, had no connection.
Investigator Stever reminds the public to be alert for any promotion requesting personal information. Report any suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency or the Bond County State's Attorney's Office at 664-2262. (Wgel Online Newsletter, Bond County IL)
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