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How to find proof of this win?.. JA: The Consumer Protection

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How to find proof of this win?..
JA: The Consumer Protection Lawyer will need to help you with this.
Customer: Will consumer protection proved his or her nam?
JA: OK. The Consumer Protection Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: Since I have no proof other than a call from a gentleman claiming to be with consumer protection agency I have gone no further . I no order to collect these funds, now in an account at the world Bank group, I must submit a registration and declaration fee.
JA: Is there anything else the Consumer Protection Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: These funds were a prize I won and awarded by the American sweepstakes, never claimed and held since sometime in 2015.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Consumer Protection Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney and former asst prosecutor, and I look forward to assisting you. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get. As you know, something which is too good to be true is, generally, not. Also, I am sure you suspect this is one of those times. Unfortunately, I am absolutely sure that there is no prize waiting for you from these people.This is positively a scam. It is known as an "Advance Fee Scam".Just remember:1. You can not win a sweepstakes or lottery you did not enter.2. No legitimate sweepstakes asks winners to pay upfront to release the winnings.3. If they were genuinely holding money belonging to you should be able to tell them to just deduct the taxes, insurance, courier fee (all red flags, by the way) and send you a net check. Do not send any money or otherwise respond. They are trying to steal from you.Here is an online warning from the FTC:http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/pages/pdf/FTC-Fraud-Scams-The-Winner-Is.pdf
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
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