FRAUD ALERT: Sweepstakes Audit Bureau

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Labor Tribune readers are warned that a classic “win millions” prize scam hit mailboxes this week.

The “Sweepstakes Audit Bureau” is “alerting” recipients that they might be eligible for up to $12 million but…. you need to send them $5 so that you “don’t forfeit your right to enter and win sweepstakes cash awards of more than $12 million guaranteed.”

Then in dire tones they add: “…failure to do so may result in your loss of eligibility.”

READ IT CAREFULLY
While an initial reading suggest by filling out the form and sending $5 you are entering a $12 million sweepstakes, careful scrutiny discovers that in reality all that is being offered is to provide a “report” on companies that are offering sweepstakes whose prizes have allegedly gone unclaimed.

The Better Business Bureau gives this an “F” rating, noting the business is NOT accredited.

And in the small print on the form’s reverse, it mentions that they do sell your information to other firms for “marketing purposes.” Scores of complaints online in various fraud alert systems attest to the fact: Readers beware.


 

24 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks! Please continue to help us elderly be aware. They make everything look legitimate and I just can’t trust anyone now. I always look up the name though, after having been scammed but the company caught it.

  2. Thank you for this article it’s may 29,2021 and it’s seems they are up to the same old tricks I just rec’d one of these letters.

  3. I just received this notice in the mail today and it read strange to me and so I googled them and came across this article that only confirmed what I was thinking and feeling! Thanks for this article people really need to know this! Five million people give $5 each that’s $25,0000.000

  4. My name is Katherine Defreece I received a sweepstakes data claim form, is this legitimate or is it a scam they want $5.00 so I can enter

  5. I’m very leery when it comes to things like this, someone tried to scam me before, how can I trust yous

  6. I just received a refund remain unclaimed notice price if this is not legit so me send them $5 I need to know if it’s not legit cuz I’m about to send this to the Business Bureau

  7. My comment was about the sweepstakes letter I received, I don’t know if it is a scam or what and then I supposed to send them $5.00 I don’t know

    • ITS A SCAM PEOPLE DONT SEND THEM MONEY…..EVER……EVER. NEVER SEND MONEY IF SAID YOU COULD GET MONEY OTHERWISE WHY WOULD THEY NOT JUST USE THE PRIZE MONEY FOR FEES. SCAM SCAM SCAM ALERT!!!!!

  8. Thank you for this info, I also just received a letter from sweepstakes audit bureau just now, and they want 5.00 processing fee and my signature. Getting all kinds of scam spam calls as well, I do not answer them. I can’t trust anyone, there trying to steal a old women’s money.

  9. Yesterday, I got this type of letter, and the first thing I thought it was an scammer, that’s why I Google and wanted to post a comment. Please be careful don’t trust in this type of letter. Thank you.

  10. Just received a letter too good to be true. Something needs to be done with scanners if not letters, they’re constantly calling your phones thanks

  11. AFTER READING THESE I WONDER NOW ARE OLDER FOLKS THE ONLY ONES GETTING THESE POSTCARDS? OR ARE THERE YOUNGER FOLKS GETTING THEM

    DARN COUNTRY IS ALL FRAUD NOW. I GOT ONE ALMOST LIKE THIS AND IT SAID I HAD WON 12 MILLION BUT HAD TO GO TO TURKEY TO CLAIM IT. MORE FRAUD

    • Nope it younger people as well, I’m not old but I’m not young either. But scam me you will not. Lol if there bring to give you money it’s a scam and if they want your money it’s a scam. Also if they want any info about you it’s most likely a scam. Young or old is not e he at there looking for, it’s the ones who fall for it.

  12. Yes I had received a letter about the unclaimed 12 million dollars as well I figured it to be a scam but aren’t all them sweepstakes a scam in some way they send emails like this WINNER WINNER HOPE YOUR SITTING DOWN BECAUSE YOU WON IT ALL !!!? Now to me that little question mark I guess is how they legally get by with lieing to so many millions of people every day . Personally I think they’re having a very devastating effect on alot of people’s lives and there should be something done about the deception of the truth. I know we pay taxes for different organizations to police this so you have to ask yourselves exactly what kind of a job are they doing for all these sweeps companies to all be doing it so openly almost like there’s no wory about a fine or anything they can just lie lie lie and nobody is going to fine them . People I think it’s time we ask out political parties about this

  13. Got my notice on Sweepstakes Audit Bureau I live in michigan. It’s crazy I fill out them all the time. It was not until I read this that Ibrealized it was a scam. Thank you for sharing. That’s just way to much to believe so I had to check.

  14. I received the letter from Sweepstakes Audit Bureau yesterday the 16th also had a phone call saying they were Publishers Clearing House saying I had won over 20,000,000 dollars. The person who called knew every thing about PCH. Why don’t these people get a real job. When this man hung up he said “God Bless You” even using God in his scams. I’m surprised PCH doesn’t look into this. I’m also surprised this spot wants my email address and web site. Is this a SCAM?

  15. The second I read the word ” just send us 5$” I knew it was a scam. However I looked it up anyway just to show a friend who bless her heart falls for this stuff all the time. She don’t think to Google it or wonder why they would need her money. It’s like the scam are drawn to her.
    I’ve stopped her so many times from being scammed, it’s sad how many will actually fall for this and it’s sad that people do this to others.
    Thank you labortribune. for making it easier to explain and prove the scam at hand to show my friend.

  16. What I don’t understand is the fact that BBB knows that this is a scam, but why is it that the Post office has been able to send out these scam mailings, it’s like because they gain a profit in a way from the scammers by sending all of the sweepstakes letters to the millions of people who fall for it, where are the law makers who can make this a federal crime and have the FBI develop a special task force to combat these scams and the print industry because it not just a dozen copies made on a daily basis. And its actually stealing but looking at how many agencies and companies and government agencies are making a profit from the scammers and the scammed.

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