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I am Jacqueline L. Hodgson 6118 Broken Feather lane,San Antonio TX 78233;(###) ###-####***@******.***. I have been thru a series of Mega Million scams. Now have a person who to claims to have my prized of $5.5 million Mr. James L. Monroe, has a firm in the state of Florida -- publications USA Mega (home of mega millions powerball tel 772 647 89571`); Insider Viewpoint Says he related to the Monroe family in Las Vegas tel(###) ###-####***@******.***,
Says that in order to claim my check tax. I must send funds to pay for the Texas unearned income tax
a) is this a legal organization 2) It is claimed that President Obama put in a law in August for the 15 states which do not have a state income tax--- a new tax on un earned incomes Is this true
***@******.***;have been thr a series of mega millinon scams I now have a mr James Monroe in florida (publications USA Mega (home of Mega millions and power ball; Insider ViewPoint} tephone(###) ###-#### *****
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.

Good afternoon. I am Loren, a former asst prosecutor, and I look forward to assisting you today.

Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.

Are you online with me?

Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.

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.

4. No legitimate lottery or sweepstakes notifies major winners by text, email or regular mail.

Do not send any money or otherwise respond. They are trying to steal from you.

Here is an online warning from the FTC:

Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.

With regard to the tax law, no, President Obama has no authority to create such a law.

Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.

I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not necessarily 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.