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Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Consumer Protection Law
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I received a check from BillTrust Financial Incorporated

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I received a check from BillTrust Financial Incorporated today in the mail. It appears that I am supposed to use $3400.00 out of the $3750.00 for processing fee for winnings of $250,000.00 which will be hand delivered to me. The letter has a toll free number to call and I am supposed to follow the representative's instructions. They are not asking for any of my banking information, in fact, they told me not to give out that information to anyone on their behalf. Is this for real or is it a scam?
JA: I'm the Consumer Protection Lawyer's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you.
Customer: So is this for real or is it a scam?
JA: I'm the Consumer Protection Lawyer's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you.
Customer: Ok so answer my question. Is this a scam or not?
JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: North Carolina
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I don't know of anything at this point.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 months ago.

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Yes, this is a scam. "Bill Trust Financial Inc." is a known fake (scam) company. This is a common scam where they will send you a fake check, and ask you to send money back with the promise of more to come. Your bank will advance you the money, only to have it pulled after the confirm the check is fake - only AFTER you already sent actual money from your account back to the scammer. See HERE.


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