This is an archive of a consumer complaint published against American Cash Award, Sweepstakes and Lottery company at Scamity.com on 09-May-17.
Business Details –
- Name: American Cash Award, Sweepstakes and Lottery company
- Country: United States
- Phone: 347-722-6163
Original Complaint against American Cash Award, Sweepstakes and Lottery company published at Scamity.com on 09-May-17 says, verbatim –
I wouldn't give this company even one star, because I doubt it even exists. I've been getting persistent calls for years now, from reps claiming that I've won anywhere from .5 million to 13.5 million dollars, but those checks just never arrive. Callers have used area codes from all over the US, followed up shortly by 876 numbers originating from Kingston, Jamaica. Callers have strong accents (or computer generated voices) but use common American names (such as Peterson, Miller, Ramsey) or celebrity names ("James Mason," "French Montana"). Callers try to solicit personal information such as addresses and SS numbers "for ID purposes," or bank account numbers "for a wire transfer." Some direct you to transfer money to them (a P.O. box) via Western Union to cover admin fees, taxes, transfer fees, etc. If I ask any questions, they'll hang up, but call back again with the same routine but using a different name and number. If I tell them to stop calling, they often get hostile, even obscene or threatening. I've reported the calls to law enforcement, FCC, and FTC, but they still persist. I've asked why they have so much trouble transferring prize money, so they'll throw in a vehicle, but of course I must pay for tax, license and transport fees in advance. The scam is obvious, the real problem is that no matter how many times you hang up on them, they keep calling, disregarding all legitimate US rules such as time zones or telephone etiquette. The very definition of telephone harassment, they will persist and use the IRS, US Customs, and other US agency names as part of the scam. Hang up if you hear from American Cash Awards. If they got your phone number, you've already lost!