Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been contacted by phone that I won money from

Customer Question
I have been contacted...

I have been contacted by phone that I won money from American Cash Awards. They want money upfront and then said they would give me a check back to redeposit in my account. Is this a legetimate company or a scam? Contact me at(###) ###-####

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when exactly were you notified?

I am in Minnesota I was notified by phone this morning but afraid of scams and I can't afford to loose 4500.00. And she was very persistant this is real. My bank said it could be a scam.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

No. I do not have his phone number.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She said if I did not take it that it would be give to charity,but if it is real then I could go off welfare. But she would put my name on the donation. I won't want that either. I could loose the help I am getting to exist.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/15/2017
Consumer Protection Lawyer: KnowYourRights, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
KnowYourRights
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 32,772
Experience: Experience protecting consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent advertising, marketing and financial practices.
Verified

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Consumer Protection Lawyer: KnowYourRights, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Good afternoon. I am sorry to say but this is a scam. Do not give them any money or information. No legitimate company is going to ask for money to claim your prize and tell you to redeposit a check. You will give them money and be left with nothing and could be liable to your bank as well. I understand that you hope this is real but I have heard this scam over and over again, so do not give them a penny.

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Consumer Protection Lawyer: KnowYourRights, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a consumer protection lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask KnowYourRights Your Own Question
KnowYourRights
KnowYourRights
KnowYourRights, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 32,772
32,772 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experience protecting consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent advertising, marketing and financial practices.

KnowYourRights is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,125 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,436 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

1,679 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

1,227 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

604 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

517 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
I received a call about 2 yrs. ago saying I won the Readers
I received a call about 2 yrs. ago saying I won the Readers Digest Sweepstakes, well all together I have lost about 200.000 paying chgs. for this or that. Of course I have not received anything. I jus… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
My father was contacted by American Cash Awards saying he
My father was contacted by American Cash Awards saying he was a winner. They did not ask for upfront money. Could it be real or just a scam. … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
I'm on the phone w all American cash awards now and he says
I'm on the phone w all American cash awards now and he says it's legit. What can I ask him for to prove it's real? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
Is American Cash Award a scam or is it ligitamate. Alabama.
Is American Cash Award a scam or is it ligitamate. … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
Is american cash awards in settle a lagitamint co have
is american cash awards in settle washington a lagitamint co have agreed too go to their office … read more
Patrick, Esq.
Patrick, Esq.
Doctoral Degree
8,521 satisfied customers
Does (US 2311) work for us consumer agency? He said I won a
Does ***** ***** (US 2311) work for us consumer agency? He said I won a sweep stake and send $3,250 to a attorney of an protection agency to get the sweep stake money. … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
517 satisfied customers
Got a call from American Cash Awards Company, Mr. Goldberg,
got a call from American Cash Awards Company, Mr. Andrew Goldberg, from Port Washington, New York, phone no(###) ###-#### saying I won a Mercedes Benz 2017 and $1 million, and cruise of my choice, but… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I received a call this morning saying I won $750,ooo from
I received a call this morning saying I won $750,ooo from The American Sweepstakes Network from NYC and I was to call a person at the the Consumer and Retaliatory Affairs named Mr. ***** *****. I call… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Just verifying the authenticity of American Cash Awards
Just verifying the authenticity of American Cash Awards before I send them the requested money. It looks like they are not legal or honest and it is a scam. … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I was just called by an FBI Agent, Dective Adrin Stanley who
I was just called by an FBI Agent, Dective Adrin Stanley who is investigating some MoneyGram and Western Union actions we have been involved with. I told him we had been scammed and sent over $80,000 … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,707 satisfied customers
These people called last night saying I won $3.4 million $
These people called last night saying I won $3.4 million $ in the American cash awards lottery which I told them is a scam is this true?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
America Sweepstake Network stated I my sister won 550,000.000
America Sweepstake Network stated I my sister won 550,000.000 in the LasVegas and started to call her and told her they sent her a letter that she had won. They started telling her that the money was … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I need to know if US Cash Awards is a legitimate business?
I need to know if US Cash Awards is a legitimate business? What can "a winner" ask for to receive proof of money being won. Is it legal to be required to send the business 1% of winnings in cash to th… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I just received a call from American Sweepstakes in Las Vegas
I just received a call from American Sweepstakes in Las Vegas saying I have won 2nd place in a sweepstakes, but they want $5,000 in cash up front. Is this a legitimate?… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I was told I won some money from American Sweepstakes network.
I was told I won some money from American Sweepstakes network. A person from the federal trade commission spoke with me and said I would receive a check from Wells Fargo Bank but I needed to give a ch… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Doctoral Degree
20,645 satisfied customers
We received a Award Flyer from AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKES, stating
We received a Award Flyer from AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKES, stating my hysband had won 1 million dollars, but he was obligated in the State of Wa. to pay the 1% Insurance due on the funds, before they could … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
My 80 year old mother has been receiving calls from a Mr Johnson
My 80 year old mother has been receiving calls from a Mr Johnson (XXX-XXX-XXXX), reportedly from the US Postal Service. His story is that mom has won $2.5 million from Publisher's Clearance House. How… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
Dear Sir I recd a phone call today stating that I have won
Dear Sir: I rec'd a phone call today stating that I have won an award of $635,000 from the U.S. awards Group out to Kent, Wa. I did send an entry in {similar to Publishing Clearing House, Readers Dige… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x