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Experience:  25 years of private practice
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Someone by the name of Jess call me from Federal Gaming

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Someone by the name of Jess Cook call me from Federal Gaming Control(###) ###-#### ***** me the number to American sweepstakes network to verify 2nd place winner of $475,000. I called the number(###) ###-####and gave them the claim number she gave me the person answered verify me as a winner and said that they had turned it over to her because I had not find it to the latter-day scent of notification. If I wanted to claim the Oh what I would have to follow the procedures with Jess Cook. I was asked to pay insurance fees for the delivery 475000 bank check from Bank of America to be delivered by courier once I send $4,750 dollars which is 10% of $475,000.dollars. She agreed for them to cover $4,000 of it and I need to pay $750 by Money Gram once I get the reference number to them they would have the courier out to my house by the afternoon.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 2 years ago.


Thank you for directing your question to me.

This is a common scam that appears in many places and under many names. Do not send money to these scam artists.

A legitimate sweepstakes will never require that you pay money in order to receive the proceeds

I wish I had better news but it's better to know the truth

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your speedy response!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there a database where you can find out if you got a legitimate award inheritance and or sweepstakes award?
Expert:  Ellen replied 2 years ago.

Unfortunately there is no such database. However you may contact the FBI to report the call