Thomas A. Warner, Program Director of Shoppers Direct Reward Program
Complaint 302432 Details
- Date Occurred: 01/21/2014
- Reported Damages: $0.00
- Username: Charles Hughes, ClaimAgent
- Location: Not sure! There's a RED FLAG HUH?
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On 1/21/2014 I received a Official Payment Notification letter by mail from "Shoppers Direct Rewards Program" Stating that I was a Grand prize winner of a cash prize rewards payout of 35,000.00.
The letter goes on to explain how I was a chosen winner! Yeah! right!.....
The program supposedly is organized for all loyal customers of participating retail stores including Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Sears, and Best Buy. Using the rewards card it Registered a Big Win!
I am instructed in the letter to Please call your claim agent Charles Hughes at (877) 227-4261 EXT 801 or (302) 494-6438 to
Initiate claim and receive your cash award immediately. Hours of Operation are MON-FRI, 7AM to 10PM, Saturday 8AM to 9PM EST.
OKAY! This is the good part, that got my curiosity going.....
Enclosed is a check of $2,987.42 issued to you for your. NON-RESIDENTIAL IMPLICIT TAX. You are required to satisfy this tax obligation S required by U.S and Canadian law before your cash is fully transferred to you. Please allow 48 hours after claim process is complete for Bank Transfer or Certified Check is delivered to you as a lump-sum payment. No Purchase Necessary.
So..I called Mr. Charles Hughes as Instructed, Gave him my Claim Number: 055-146-38. He then goes on to say the check is for you to cash and pay the Tax Obligation as stated in the letter and that he was going to go ahead and process my claim so I could receive my Certified Check being delivered to me as a Lump-Sum payment of $32,012.58 within 48 hours.
SO, there I go off to Bank of America to cash my check. I do not have an account with Bank of America, But the reasons I went there to cash the check is because Bank of America is the name of the financial institution on the check. The teller at the bank instructs me to endorse the check and to place my index finger print on the front side of the check. She then asks me to take a seat and that she just wanted to clear the check with the assistant manager before cashing it. WELL, WELL.... Guess what! The Assistant Manager pulls me aside to tell me that they could not cash the check, Because None of the numbers at the bottom of the check match up to their Financial Institution. Therefore she goes on to say I believe this is a fraudulent check from some type of a scam! So... I start to call Charles Hughes as I am leaving the bank
Embarrassed and upset because the claim agent told me go ahead and cash the check if you have any questions whatsoever just give me a call back! And remember you will be receiving your certified check in 48 hours!
Now the (877) 227-4261 number does not even ring, dial tone.. Nothing! But the (302)494-6438 happens to be his cell number but he never answers it. But I have left numerous messages.and of course he he never returns my calls. I didn't have any Monetary Damages but I just want people to know "please be careful of these scams! You know that saying ...if it sound too good to be true
Then beware IT IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Thomas A. Warner, Program Director of Shoppers Direct Reward Program
- Complaints Filed: 1
- Reported Damages: $0.00
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