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cocoandghosty3haven

60 months ago

UNCLAIMED PRIZE REGISTER - Are you aware of this SCAM?
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UNCLAIMED PRIZE REGISTER - Are you aware of this SCAM?
Sorry for boring you if already know about this - but this less then reputable company apparently caught alot of members public out over recent years

Background
Recently Cocoandghosty3haven received via Royal Mail

=Correspondence consist single sheet paper on which printed in summary details

-Our name
- Our Address


IN BIG RED LETTERS ------------------- "UNCLAIMED PRIZE REGISTER"


- PO BOX 107
Ross on wye
Herefordshire
HR9 9YP

- Dear xxxxxx coco

- Thank you for completing online survey. I can confirm it has been filled out correctly and is fully valid. As a result you are entitled to prize or award.

You have been allocated one of
£25 000 cash, New Car (or £10 000 Cash), 42" HD Ready LCD TV, 1000 £ shopping vouchers, laptop computer, digital camera, 250£ or 100£ cash.

You have definitely been selected to win something

Allocation number xxxxxx 6 digits no letters

Just call 09066 659817 calls cost 1.50£ minute max call 6 mins automated call to receive claim number
ALTERNATIVELY
write to address above include 2 first class stamps name date birth address

At bottom letter in small print ( and nearly need magnifying glass may we add here)
McIntyre & Dodd Marketing Ltd
01989 760538 customer services line



Coco and ghosty3 perplexed by this mail not sure if scam or not

so tried google to identification details stated on mailing and findings interesting


From link mentioned below learn
link http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2007/05/we-deliver-our-own-junk-mail-t.html



** “McIntyre & Dodd Marketing”, is alleged via investigative agencies (various) to specialise in junk mail for premium-rate line competitions.
*** McIntyre & Dodd Marketing prior reported repeatedly over last few years to
Advertising Standards Authority for scaming
*** if reply above correspondence get told won digital camera and get asked to send 6.50£ to cover postage for this - ---- not know what get sent as seems no one been conned into doing this

WARNINGS MAILING MAY BE SCAM
*** return address PO BOX number
*** need send money to get your FREE PRIZE (sorry not free then so scam)

Been advised as this company is still under investigation to send Unclaimed Prize Register letters to

Advertising Standards Authority
Mid City Place
71 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6QT
Tel: 020 7492 2222
E-mail: quiries@asa.org.uk

Included this here for other members of Toluna – as it seems from other members topics we access often same survey sites and are eligible for same exploitation / theft of personal details
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ppauper

  54 months ago
I did not know thta but now I do, a scam
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phoebe100

  54 months ago
It seems that there is always someone out there trying to scam money or information out of us. Thanks for the warning.
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MAST45

  59 months ago
I HAVE RECEIVED 3 FINAL REMINDER FROM THIS SCAM COMPANY TO CLAIM MY PRIZE BUT THE BIN ALLWAYS WINS JUST CALL 09066659904 FOR A GOOD SCAM
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bead24

  59 months ago
Hi there, I've received a number of letters from this company making the exact same claim but all I do with the letters is file them under bin and forget about them till the next one arrives 4 or 5 months later. When I do xactly the same again. I'm not going to waste my time with them as they're not worth it.
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kaylz08

  59 months ago
Lol, i never knew this was a scam ha. Ive actually sent letters off for allocation code. Never went any further though due to having to ay for 'delivery'
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psyconut

  59 months ago
yeah im aware of this scam, iv been getting them letters fir around 5 years now, and not once have i replied. i did check it out online, and nothin came up. then i started tae notice that every few months when it arrives it changes its name, like one month itl say paisley office fir the unclaimed prize, even though the address is in england, and another month itl say summit else. i got so bored with it that i sent it tae me mp. he replied with dont fall fir its a scam. and he alerted the royal mail tae this scam. royal mail cannot dispose of it as god knows what ese they would get rid of. but they have started flaggin mail that they have been told are scams. i dont know if its world wide, but certainly here its been in practice fir last few months.
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DangerCurves

  59 months ago
i get loads of these and i just delete them,
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Threez

  59 months ago
Usually if I get a letter like that, it goes in the bin. For one I would not pay for a phone call to claim a prize and two if you need to send them money them of course the prize is not free.
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leftfield

  60 months ago
Thank you for the info. You constantly have to have your wits about you these days.janx
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granan16

  60 months ago
I wouldn't pay £1.50 per minute to find out what I had won, with my luck it would be something worth a £1
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