I received a letter in the mail stating that I was a winner in a continental general market survey draw held on July 27 2012. Enclosed was a check for $3, 992.70 that I was to deposit into my account and then wire the money back to them to cover the taxes from my winnings which was $300, 000. Now of course I automatically got suspicious because I never entered any lottery draw so I googled the company and to no surprise I came across this website with all the reports on this scam company.
I noticed the years of the scams go back all the way to 2006. Why is this type of scam still going on? Someone in law enforcement needs to track these people and shut them down. Fortunate for me I did research on this bogus company before I took any action.
There were 2 addresses at the top of the letter, the U.S office was 9042 Blvd N.Y, N.Y and the U.K Office was 7321 Thorburn Road, London, England. The bank associated with the check was Texas Capital Bank San Antonio, TX. The name of the company on the check was IAS SERVICES GROUP and the address was 1020 NE LOOP 410, SUITE 805 San Antonio, TX 78209. I'm not even sure this is a legit check or not either way I ripped it up. I hope this report helps and no more people fall victim to these dirt bags