Complaint / review text:
I also received a letter from the De-Lotto North American Sweepstakes Lottery along with a check in the amount of $4,875.00. The bank was different than what has been reported so far, they used, Alliance Financial and Trust out of Watsontown, PA. I called information for the phone number to the bank and called the bank and it was in fact Alliance Financial. They were however closed. I was going to check and see if the check was any good.
The letter advised me not to do anything with the check until I called them so I did. John Davis wa the man I spoke with and he said to cash the check immediatly because other people could get my claim number and then I would lose everything. I kept asking what the catch was and he kept reassuring me that there was no catch that I had actually won $125,000.00. After I cashed the check I was to call Mr. Davis back for further instructions.
I took the check to my back and deposited it. I asked how long I had to wait until I knew if the check had bounces, and they told me I could check within 24 hours and if the money was in my account that meant the check was good. I then call Mr. Davis back and he told me I needed to Western Union $2,875.00 to a Paul Ananderson in Ottawa, Canada for the Government Taxes when the check cleared. He asked when it would clear and I told him by 12:00 Tuesday night. He said then Wednesday morning is when I have to do the Western Union.
I have now verified that the check has been deposited into my account but would like to now speak to someone from Ripoff. I don't intend to call Mr. Davis again until I do. I am keeping the $4,875.00.