View Full Version : LVAAP/ Las Vegas, Neveda Actionable Award Program
28 February 2006, 09:13
The LVAAP prize has got to be a scam, right? I couldn't find much info online so though i would ask for advice here.
I've signed up for certain "special offers" and have replied to e-mails about cash rewards in large sums - but most of them seemed legit....how can i find out which ones were fake? if not all :oops:
Is there anyway to find out more info on this specific scam (LVAAP) - like how they got my info to being with?
AH! !Someone help please!
28 February 2006, 16:47
Hi Vbyington, and welcome to Fraudwatchers.org!
As you suspected, the LVAAP is a scam, only this one is an old fashioned, through the snail mail scam. They send out thousands of bulk mailings with official looking stamps and documents, You think you've won millions!
All you have to do is send in $20 to claim your prize. Of course, there is no prize, just a bunch of people out $20 each for starters.
Remember first, you can't win a lottery you didn't enter, and it is illegal for lottery organizations to charge fees to their "winners."
However, look at the fine print on the letter. What it actually says is that you're paying your $20 to receive a "lottery newsletter" of some sort. The letter doesn't actually say you're a winner of the millions. This is how they try to sneak around the laws against scamming.
But the letter is cleverly formed and written to make you think you have won big money.
So, it's not actually a lottery scam, but it is a ripoff and a scam that uses deception to get your money.
Again, welcome to Fraudwatchers. Please tell your friends about our site here as well.
Through education, we can fight the scammers.
28 February 2006, 18:37
Hello, welcome to the site.
You've probably, at some point in your life, provided marketing data about yourself to a company or service. Some people who collect your data make no bones about the fact that they add it to marketing lists and sell it to other companies who may want to sell you things. Sometimes, scammers and spammers buy these lists, too.
The good news is that attempting to scam you this way costs some money, so they're much less popular than email scams.
25 April 2006, 16:22
HELLO MY NAME IS THELMA,
I AM JUST RESPONDING TO THIS EMAIL, I KNOW THAT IT IS OLD, BUT I JUST RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL FROM THE LVAAP A DAY AGO, OFFERING ME THIS AWARD, AND I KNEW I HAVEN'T EVEN PUT IN FOR ONE. SAYING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ME AND I STILL HAD A CHANCE TO RECEIVED MY AWARD IF I PAY $20 TO THEM.
YOU ARE RIGHT THEY NEED TO STOP TRYING TO GET RICH OFF SOMEONE ELSE, AND WE ARE NOT HELPING THE MATTER BY JUMPING AT SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
I LEARNED THE HARD WAY EVERYTHING THAT SAID IT IS REAL ISN'T AT ALL.
I GOT IN THE HOLE WITH BELEIVING IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND THEY GOT MY MONEY AND I NEVER DID GET IT BACK. SO I AM CAUTIOUS OF THINGS LIKE THAT NOW...
THANKS AGAIN, FOR BEING HERE TO HELP US THAT DON'T KNOW THAT IT IS A SCAM...
25 April 2006, 16:31
And thank you for sharing :)
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