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Hello -- I have been contacted by a Joe Sampson of Consumer Protection Bureau (ph(###) ###-####x 12102) that I have won a large $$ sweepstakes award after which Im referred to ***** ***** of the Federal Reserve, Wash.DC (ph 202/559-0173 x12100) regarding this matter and subsequent procedure to claim the award. How do I check this situation to verify who these folks are and for honesty, reality, and confirmation of claims process?? Thank you so much.

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

Notified just this morning by phone calls and Im in California

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

Been give the website of Holiday Sweeps at www.sweepsh.com which with response to a code shows myself as winner of $$ but no other information. ***** ***** (of Fed.Reserve, Wash,DC) is to fax me information and gives me direct ph # to sweeps company but those numbers go to a busy signal so far (702/779-0618 or(###) ###-####. Are these people real or how can I determine this is a scam??

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

I havent the foggiest of what else to say, do, or ask at this point -- wanting to know how I can verify any of this and is it connected to some kind of supposed ''tax fraud'' that the supposed IRS continues to phone and leave message. I have a hearing problem and many of these people have accents difficult for me to understand when on phone. Thank you

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