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# 101
Hezzy
Old 12-10-2010, 6:55 PM
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Yay, my OH got this letter too... Can't believe they're still using 603498!!

Bin time
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# 102
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Old 12-10-2010, 7:05 PM
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Angry Scam! :o

THIS IS SUCH A SCAM!!!! i was hopeful at first but nothing in life is ever that simple. What seemed dodgy is that you choose between "25,000 and 100", then you had to pay 1.50 a minute plus 6.50 postage. Yeah that makes so much sense! if you win ANYTHING, it's completely free, no postage or phone line bills! and i never even entered any competitions. thanks for posting this on here so i didnt get conned
Into the shredder you go!
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# 103
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Old 13-10-2010, 2:02 PM
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hi i just wanted to save you all alot of hassle on this matter ... i did ring them and got my claim number allocated and guess what it was a digital camera no surprise there i then found thier company details and rang them to ask for the details of the camera to this they where not happy at all so i said it was my right to know the pseck of the camera befor i invested anymore money into recieving it to which they said when i send in the claim form i would get the details so i said no i want to know what i am going to get before i spend out another couple of pounds on postage he said he didnt have the details to hand so i told him to go get them as this was my right eventually and very unhappilly with this he came back to me with them the camera you will recieve is the tdc snap made by the camera company not worth more than about 10 and basically aload of junk so please all of you save the time and money and put the paper in the recycling bin !!!! it may have cost me 10 with the call and calling them but if it means you guys save the same if not more then it was truley worth it xxx
best answer thanks so much

I've recycled the first letter & i'll let them pay to send me a few more before I put them all in the post "return to sender" along with a letter telling them to remove me from the mailing list
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# 104
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Old 13-10-2010, 4:17 PM
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Glad I checked. Got letter today from the 'Unclaimed Prize Register', saying that my name had been given to them by a promoter and that I was eligible for a prize. Usual stuff, expensive call to 'find out' what I had won. Can something not be done about this company? Surely it cannot be legal?
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# 105
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Old 19-10-2010, 1:55 AM
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OK me too, I got the same code as well ..... 603498

Strange thing is I never noticed the 'digital camera' wording in the letter until you guys mentioned it.

Someone mentioned the proper address as HR9 7AG " LOL " """

Thank God for Google street maps, Oooops ......... it's Morrisons

The other post codes in Ross on Wye check out some very very nice houses, there's one it has a double garage as big as my house.

Another post code HR9 5DB is a tree in a field ........

Instead of Trading Standards confiscating hooky designer jeans and tops off the car boots why don't they get their lardy backsides down to M+D's offices and demand a list of all the money winners and ..... CHECK THEM ALL OUT !!!
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# 106
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Old 19-10-2010, 3:12 AM
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Here's the registered address .....

all the dubbyas .companiesintheuk.co.uk/ltd/strike-lucky-games

Phone: 01989-769292

E-mail Dawn Williams ..... enquiries@mcintyreanddodd
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# 107
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Old 19-10-2010, 5:03 AM
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i recieved this letter to....straight in the recycling bin!
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# 108
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Old 19-10-2010, 8:48 PM
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Hah ! I e-mailed Dawn, she replied with details of my prize ......... go on, guess what it is ........... go on guess ......... ' what', howdya know that ?

__________________________ 0/0 ___________________________

Dear Mr R******

Thank you for your email.


For award number 603498, your claim number is 5166 & your award is a Digital Camera (terms apply)

Please complete your claim form & return it to us as detailed on the correspondence. Your award details will be with you within 28 days of receipt of claim by us.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Dawn Williams
Customer Services Manager
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# 109
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Old 29-10-2010, 4:40 PM
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Default Bin it!

Posted SAE for my 'code request'. Surprise surprise a Digital Camera! Wow. Just send 10.95 - yes 10.95 to cover postage & insurance! Please, trust me, don't even bother responding to crap like this.
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# 110
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:46 PM
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Oh what a shame! Got my letter today and there are no digital cameras up for grabs!!! Instead they have been replaced with a 'goldtone (cr*p metal) ameythest necklace. Postage just 9.95 for this fantastic prize. Ho hum!!
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# 111
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Old 03-11-2010, 4:11 PM
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Guess what? I have had a letter from "Unclaimed Prize Register" saying i have won wait for it........ A DIGITAL CAMERA. as i am an hgv driver & use the A449 which runs past ross-on-wye i called in to the "registered office" & guess what? it was closed. looks like the scams are out for xmas. P.S. the postage has gone up to 10.95 (includes insurance & delivery).
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# 112
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:33 PM
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What a coincidence! I've received a letter this week with the same allocation code. I thought there was a catch so am glad that I didn't even waste the price of 2 stamps. Also, I think once you respond to these letters, they will keep sending them to you.
I too have recieved a reminder letter from Unclaimed Prize Rollout, with exactly the same allocation code. So would have to unfortunately say this is a scam. I do feel for the unfortunates who do fall for these scams, and am disgusted that these nasty dishonest people cannot be stopped altogether!!
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# 113
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Old 09-11-2010, 1:54 PM
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Default Unclaimed Prize Rollout

Received another Final Reminder for allocation code 603498. Again I will write on letter "remove my name from data base' and return to sender with no stamps on. Maybe after a while they will get the hint.

Just a thought could it be that their computer allocating the numbers has frozen on the same number - I don't think I ring to check up though.
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# 114
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Old 09-11-2010, 4:23 PM
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Just recieved a final reminder for the prize
any surprise with the allocation number 603498.
I called them on the number 01989769292,
and a snobby women answered the phone, i said why am i pestered by these letters, and also made the comment of why do thousands of people have the same allocation number.
I said this was a scam however she begged to differ claiming the company was government relegated i requested to be removed from the database and she did do that however she did seem reluctant,
cannot wait to pester the stupid cow with bogus phone calls just to abuse the !!!!!.
rant over
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# 115
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Old 09-11-2010, 8:53 PM
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[QUOTE=Junior72;31166833]I received one of these letters this morning. I am not best pleased to say the least as I'm registered with the Mailing Preference Service and never give out my address to companies, so I should very much like to know who has 'sold' them my details.

Here are their contact details:
DM plc
Green Heys
Walford Road
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 5DB

Telephone:
01989 769292
Fax:
01989 769054
Email:
info@dmplc.com

I telephone and registered my strongly worded complaint to the annoying lady who said she was one of the directors. They deny doing anything wrong. I suggest we all phone them/email them and write to them to complain. I also want to know how they are still able to continue trading


I have received two of these letters. The first one went into the bin, but the "Final Reminder" came today, so I thought I would Google it and arrived here. I ran the postcode on the letter through Google Earth and arrived at the Royal Mail Delivery Office at Unit 4 on the Chase Industrial Estate off Alton Road, Ross on Wye.

I also tried the postcode on Junior 72's post and arrived in a GREEN HAY(Hey?)field beside the B4234(Walford Road) R on W. They really are taking the mickey
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# 116
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:54 AM
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Default Scam them back

This may get flamed or even me banned.

Iv'e had this crap before from companies, many of you will have seen similar crap before.

I deal with it this way, I get some A5 size envelopes and some sheets of old newspaper and a few small heavy'ish pieces of metal, small flat stones work as well, anything small that weighs enough.

First thing to get is a do it yourself ink stamp that your can put the individual name/address in etc. I got one for less than a 5. You can not only nake these letters look like they have come from them but you can change the stamp to put your own return address on letters you wish send normally to whoever.

1. Wrap the metal/weight in the newspaper and seal.
2. Place in envelope.
3. Use the stamp and put their return address on it on the back in the top right corner.
4. NO STAMP or your return address, just drop it in a postbox.
5. Send a few on irregular intervals.

I know from experience (and friends in the royal mail) that these letters do get there and they have to pay and do to collect them.

Some may argue it just makes them put their charges up and try to con more people for more cash, the choice is yours.

This is my view only and not intended to sway you to my way of thinking or action.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:54 AM
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Me too!

My letter had various addresses on and all were Ross-on-wye I think the green hay is actually

Green Heys, Walford Road, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5DB

It comes up on google street view as a white house with blue garage, but it has that look as if no-one is living there, just a bit unkept...i'm pretty sure if they are making the amount of money it looks as though they are then they can probably afford something fancier. The map lists it as 'Strike Lucky Games' so they must be using the same address for mulitple companies.

Off to ring them and find out where they got my details and what the heck they think they are playing at!
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# 118
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:09 AM
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Just rang them and it went like this

Them: Hello
Me: Hello, is that the office of unclaimed prize rollout?
Them:Yes it is
Me: I have received a letter stating that i have won a prize from filling in an online survey, can you tell me which survey that is?
Them: No
Me: It says i have won a prize, and that i have a personal allocation code, can you tell me why the code is the same as other peoples if it is a 'personal' one?
Them: Have you rung to get your claim number?
Me:No i haven't, can you guarantee me that if i ring the number that the prize i get, if it were to be a digital camera, would be of higher value than the cost of claiming the prize, including the phone call, stamps and the charge of 6.50 for the electrical items?
Them: Yes it would be
Me: So it would be worth more than (9+6.50+2stamps) 16?
Them:Yes,
Me: Can you remove my persoanl details from your mailing list please?
Them: why are you being so aggressive with me? It's none of your business if we remove your setails from our mailig list
Me: (a little taken aback and confused) So you removing my personal details is none of my business? Them: Well if that's all you wanted why have you wasted my time, what details do you want removing?
Me: (Gives details) Thank you, have a good day

So annoyed, surely if they are ginving out prizes for surveys completed they should know which survey it is that i have completed and should be able to tell me?

I'm off to get Dom!
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# 119
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:28 AM
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I had one of these "Final Reminder" letters this morning too, but mine was addressed to "Mrs D Dildo". Not amused. Ok, I found it mildly amusing, but it's not appropriate.
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Old 10-11-2010, 1:36 PM
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I have received a final letter from these guys this morning.
After having read about them on here, I have just put a little "reply" together for them which I will post this afternoon.

The "reply" contains an A4 piece of paper with just an 0871 sex line number written on it, and lots of gold stars which fall out into the recipients lap.

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