Citi Financial
Complaint 42587 Details

  • Date Occurred: 12/01/2011
  • Reported Damages: $1,950.00
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Letter from Citi Financial with a check from Capital One for $3,250.00 drawn on Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware. The letter stated:

"We are pleased to advise that you are one of the winners in the "CONSUMER PROMOTION SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING" organized for all customers of the participated retail stores in the United State and Britain. The selected stores includes: Wal-Mart, Sears, ASDA, Walgreens, Staples and Safeway.

"An entry slip, with serial number 92530BH, attached to your name drew the lucky winning number: 02-09-20-38-48. You are entitled to a guaranteed sum of $50,000.00 (Certified check), which will be delivered to you, by a Courier Company (FedEx or Ups).

"Enclosed is a check of $3,250.00, deducted from your prize, this is for your tax payment of $1,950.00 for the Tax Clearance Fee (Non Residents), because this DRAW was held in the UNITED KINGDOM. The tax is payable to the Revenue Department through your assigned British tax officer as stated below:

"Tax Officer: Mrs. Paula Jones
10 Miles drive, London
United Kingdom. SE28 0NE.

"Tax Amount: $1,950.00

"Method of Payment: Western Union Money Transfer

"You are therefore advised to contact your Payment Handling Officers: Mr. Marvin Anderson or Ms. Malie Frank on Tel: 866-217-6483 between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday (Pacific Standard Time) for instructions on your payment.

"Do not act on this letter until you spak with your Payment Handling Officer.

"Yours Sincerely:

Mrs. Betty McKenzie
(Promotion Manager)"


This letter was an exact duplicate of another I read on this site except that the other was from Pulsnet and the tax officer had a different first name. Glad I found this site.

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  • Complaints Filed: 51
  • Reported Damages: $401,026.89
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