So, it seems theres a new letter scam out hitting SA. A few people I know received the same letter including me.
I received a very formal letter,signed by a Dr.Marcus, in my post box from the following sender informing me that I have won $50 000.
Heres the particulars:
Company : European Winners Club (EWC)
Postal Address : P.O. Box 293, NL-5201 AG's, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Theres a confirmed winner letter with an official payment sticker attached and even a very convincing cheque inside. Its very professionaly done!
How it works:
After you received the notification you have 7 days to reply back with your credit card details and acknowledging that you obliged to pay the mandatory R350 processing fee whereupon you will receive a "Gaurantee of millions" program.
Tell tale signs of a scam:
Short period of time to respond after notification in this case 7 days
I did NOT enter any kind of competition
They ask for money in return and sell you some bull crap program
No telephone or any other contact details on the letters
No physical address, just a PO Box address
I hope this post helps anyone out there thinking this thing is legit. Make no mistake this is MAIL FRAUD
Oh, and since my blood is boiling from getting crap like this in my post
here's another company to watch out for thats also scamming people
in plain sight!
So this is enough to send alarm bells ringing in my head. I immediately informed my friend of the facts. So inform your friends and family about this company.