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    • divadee
    • By divadee 28th Mar 06, 12:42 PM
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    divadee
    Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here
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    • 28th Mar 06, 12:42 PM
    Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here 28th Mar 06 at 12:42 PM
    Unfortunately there are a lot of scam competitions about these days, one of the top ones being you have won a holiday and pay this admin fee to get it. 99.9% of the time you pay your money and never get your holiday.

    Due to popular demand This thread has been created so all scams can be posted here, so hopefully no MSE'rs will get caught out and lose any money!!

    One word of warning for you all. If you win a competition you should never have to pay for anything to get the prize ie. admin fee etc.....



    This thread is only for competition scams. Any other warnings or rip offs should be placed here
    Last edited by divadee; 28-03-2006 at 12:47 PM.
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    • wendybiv
    • By wendybiv 8th Jun 16, 12:45 PM
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    wendybiv
    I have received this message on my mobile phone and also by email from roombookers.eu
    I did enter a competition with them but didn't notice any runners-up prizes.
    I am concerned about the costs of the 01909 268350 call which I believe is a Worksop number but may be a Virtel number or something similar that is a host for another number further away.
    Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing please?

    Holiday Competition Winners

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    You have won a runner up PRIZE!

    To claim your prize Please call our winners line:

    01909 268350

    ONLY BETWEEN THESE TIMES

    5pm - 8pm

    If line is busy please leave your details on our voicemail and get back to you ASAP.etc.

    Holiday Competition Winners

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    You have won a runner up PRIZE!

    To claim your prize Please call our winners line:

    01909 268350

    ONLY BETWEEN THESE TIMES

    5pm - 8pm

    If line is busy please leave your details on our voicemail and get back to you ASAP.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 8th Jun 16, 1:04 PM
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    mjm3346
    Lots of their competitions have 10 runner up prizes although they don't seem to say what they are (someone was thanking them on FB yesterday for getting a runner-up email, no mention of what the prize was though)


    Looking at some of their T&C's they seem a bit "timeshare" otherwise why should income matter?

    The competition is open to married couples or cohabiting as man and wife for a minimum period of 2 years between the ages of 30-70 years who are gainfully employed (either or both) or retired with a private pension
    Last edited by mjm3346; 08-06-2016 at 1:08 PM.
    • jdimsdale
    • By jdimsdale 8th Jun 16, 3:40 PM
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    jdimsdale
    bridgestone ipad...won but never recd
    • thetriggerhappypwner
    • By thetriggerhappypwner 10th Jun 16, 9:59 PM
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    thetriggerhappypwner
    Of course, I bet that they wanted you to hand over credit/debit card details before you received your "prize" right?
    • tarajoanne
    • By tarajoanne 3rd Aug 16, 8:34 PM
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    tarajoanne
    roombookers.eu
    Same email as wendybiv.

    They want £89 booking fee and you book your own flights.
    Also 90-120 minutes of your time talking about the resort.

    I replied that I would like to decline.
    • Diggle123
    • By Diggle123 18th Nov 16, 3:22 PM
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    Diggle123
    Ask yourself, "Why have they managed to come up with my name", if you can't give a sensible answer then it's a scam
    • DynasticDux
    • By DynasticDux 18th Nov 16, 3:40 PM
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    DynasticDux
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5548310
    D.Stewart-Flooring-Specialist - choose best friend as winner then when people questioned it he deleted the whole post

    https://www.facebook.com/DStewart-Flooring-Specialist-543264895684056/reviews/
    • Diggle123
    • By Diggle123 18th Nov 16, 3:40 PM
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    Diggle123
    Reducing email Scams
    When you receive any email from someone selling or offering something, unless you really KNOW the company sending it, NEVER "unsubscribe"
    All you do is confirm the email address they've used (yours) is a live user and is worth adding to a database to sell on.
    Best solution is to access your mail account via the web interface & block the sender if you can, can reduce the number of followup emails significantly
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 20th Nov 16, 1:37 PM
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    Misslayed
    When you receive any email from someone selling or offering something, unless you really KNOW the company sending it, NEVER "unsubscribe"
    All you do is confirm the email address they've used (yours) is a live user and is worth adding to a database to sell on.
    Best solution is to access your mail account via the web interface & block the sender if you can, can reduce the number of followup emails significantly
    Originally posted by Diggle123
    Thanks - could you possibly explain further to this silver surfer techno klutz? I never unsubscribe, but I would like to unblock my junk folder!
    • ShadowzTenshi
    • By ShadowzTenshi 8th Feb 17, 1:32 PM
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    ShadowzTenshi
    UK Fundholder Registration
    Gotten through the post today:

    Dear Mrs ShadowzTenshi,

    Do you recall filling in and mailing an entry coupon for a competition or prize promotion? The promoter provided your name to us and as a result you will have won a valuable prize if your unique ID matches any one of over 6,00 winning ID matches. If Mrs ShadowzTenshi is no longer at Address nobody else may claim any prize, as a cheque can only be issued in that name.

    All prizes have been assigned to ID numbers, and 8525-S7 could match the £25 minimum or top £20,000 or any of the designated prizes (see below)

    They ranged from £25 to £20,000 and stated I had 28 days to 'claim' my 'prize' and that I should call their 'prize winners' call line which charged £1.50 per minute or text them at £1.50 a text with minimum of 6 texts, the laughable part is they stated that they will not ask for personal, financial or bank information and that you should be wary of companies that do! The address is:

    UK Fundholder Registration
    Central Office
    PO Box 224
    Herefordshire
    HR9 9FN
    As printed on the letter.

    Hopefully this helps spread the word about these idiots. -.-
    • Scarlett
    • By Scarlett 8th Feb 17, 2:20 PM
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    Scarlett
    Gotten through the post today:

    Dear Mrs ShadowzTenshi,

    Do you recall filling in and mailing an entry coupon for a competition or prize promotion? The promoter provided your name to us and as a result you will have won a valuable prize if your unique ID matches any one of over 6,00 winning ID matches. If Mrs ShadowzTenshi is no longer at Address nobody else may claim any prize, as a cheque can only be issued in that name.

    All prizes have been assigned to ID numbers, and 8525-S7 could match the £25 minimum or top £20,000 or any of the designated prizes (see below)

    They ranged from £25 to £20,000 and stated I had 28 days to 'claim' my 'prize' and that I should call their 'prize winners' call line which charged £1.50 per minute or text them at £1.50 a text with minimum of 6 texts, the laughable part is they stated that they will not ask for personal, financial or bank information and that you should be wary of companies that do! The address is:

    UK Fundholder Registration
    Central Office
    PO Box 224
    Herefordshire
    HR9 9FN
    As printed on the letter.

    Hopefully this helps spread the word about these idiots. -.-
    Originally posted by ShadowzTenshi
    I got the same thing today. What's the best thing to do with it? Is there some way to report it?
    • Scarlett
    • By Scarlett 8th Feb 17, 2:28 PM
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    Scarlett
    Hi all,
    Just letting you know that I received a letter today from a place called The Prize Directory in Hereford HR9 9FN saying I will have won a valuable prize if my unique ID matches a winning number. There is a number they want you to ring (09061 583501) that charges £1.50 a minute, or you can text or send a S.A.E.
    There was a similar scam going round a few years back I think, so I thought I'd just warn you all to be on the lookout again.
    I hate people like this!!
    Originally posted by Kelos
    I received a letter from the same Hereford postcode with the same "phone this £1.50 a minute line, text or send an SAE", except it says it's from the UK Fundholder Registration.

    Total scam.
    • KatieJane4
    • By KatieJane4 3rd May 17, 5:38 PM
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    KatieJane4
    Hi everyone (newbie here!)

    I got a phonecall today from 02030020312 saying I had been selected to win a phone, and which phone would I like - samsung, sony or iphone. I went along with it, until it came to "only £28 a month". Apparently it was a discounted package I had won? But the talk of bank accounts made me wary. I was wondering if this phonecall was legit or a scam? Thanks!
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 3rd May 17, 5:40 PM
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    Marg2k8
    I think it is just a sales pitch.

    If you put the phone number into Google, you will be able to see posts from people who have also teceived calls from this number.

    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 3rd May 17, 6:50 PM
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    Misslayed
    Hi everyone (newbie here!)

    I got a phonecall today from 02030020312 saying I had been selected to win a phone, and which phone would I like - samsung, sony or iphone. I went along with it, until it came to "only £28 a month". Apparently it was a discounted package I had won? But the talk of bank accounts made me wary. I was wondering if this phonecall was legit or a scam? Thanks!
    Originally posted by KatieJane4
    Deffo a scam KatieJane, sorry. I have been selected to win at least two phones every week for ever (Well it seems like it)
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a (novice) Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    • Avaratoth
    • By Avaratoth 7th May 17, 8:25 AM
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    Avaratoth
    Just wanted to check if this competition/page is legit as "Aldi. UK" with only 747 likes and no contact details seems a bit suspicious to me:

    https://www.facebook.com/414264665611457/photos/a.423345091370081.1073741828.414264665611457/423356014702322/?type=3&theater
    • cagsd
    • By cagsd 7th May 17, 8:33 AM
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    cagsd
    ^^that is definitely a scam. This is the authentic Aldi UK page with 1.5 million likes. https://www.facebook.com/AldiUK/
    Ignore the fake one, it will be a like-farming scam

    • chrissie57
    • By chrissie57 7th May 17, 9:07 AM
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    chrissie57
    Also, especially with the bigger companies, the blue tick beside the name is confirmation the company is the real thing - if you compare the two Aldi sites, the first does not show the tick, the second does
    "If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you. "
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    We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on; and our little life
    Is rounded with a sleep.


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    • dec121
    • By dec121 4th Jul 17, 2:34 PM
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    dec121
    Sorry to bump this thread up again but there are new scam letter's going around just recived this letter through the post from the nonmination bureau stating I've won £7,5000 yeah right it' states to call a 090 number that cost £1.60 a min for 6 mins or six text msgs for £1.50, at the back of the letter the postcode does not match the correspondance of the letter however on a quick google streetview search I found it's relatied to a company in heartfordshire called Strictly Games Ltd in Ross on Wye.


    Watch out for the letter I put mine stright into the shredder.
    • Fluffy2
    • By Fluffy2 14th Sep 17, 2:17 PM
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    Fluffy2
    scam prize promotion
    Received the second letter in a row from

    PUBLICATION BUREAU GB& NI
    PO box 224
    Herefordshire
    HR9 9FN

    It is addressed to my recently deceased father stating an ID number and that he had won anything from £1000 to £20,000

    it asks to call or text on 09061593319 costing £1.50 per minute times 6 minutes. also asks for SAE to same address. At bottom of letter gives a number of 01989760533 for any "technical queries"
    I assume this is a scam? so have ignored it and anyway it isnt in my name.


    At the bottom it says
    "by law we're obliged to issue all 6,021 prizes if claims reach us in time with winning ID numbers. The minimum win is £25 . Cheques will be sent within 28 days of claim

    I google maps the address at the bottom of the letter which is green heys walford road herefordshire HR9 5DB and it comes up with several scammers at same address which are Strike Lucky Games, Unclaimed prize register, Macintyre and Dodd ,The Prize Registry. Have reported it to Royal mail scams and hereford police
    Last edited by Fluffy2; 14-09-2017 at 3:24 PM. Reason: new information
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