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Prize World Incorporated

Prize World Incorporated

Australian money spinning down the drainPrize World Incorporated (PWI) believes you are such a “deserving individual” they want to give you a formal compendium “Gift of Honour”.

PWI recognises you as “worthy of honour in a Pro-Active Program”.

How generous of them. A gift worth $3,799,251.60 just for you. And you only have to pay a $30 release fee to receive it. Funny kind of gift!

And that’s not the only thing funny about this scam letter.

The letter states you will receive a formal compendium “Gift of Honour”. According to the dictionary, a compendium is a collection of useful hints; a selection of different games in one container; or a summary.

So for $30 all you are likely to get is a list of competitions with prizes worth $3,799,251.60 that you can enter.

Read the conditions and it becomes clearer. “PWI carefully examines, acquires and makes available full entry directives for known cash and prizes equalling or exceeding states amounts.”

But PWI doesn’t actually run these competitions. It only provides you with the information. The competitions are run by so-called national sponsors who may alter promotional offers without PWI’s knowledge.

From time to time PWI will send you additional offers.

You’ll probably find you are ineligible to enter some competitions. Some prize giveaways are run by legitimate retailers wanting to promote their business. Other competitions are conducted by direct marketing companies to get your personal information for mailing lists. Always ask yourself whether the prize is worth you being on yet another mailing list!

This is the same offer made by 17 other scams operating out of three PO Boxes in Fort Langley, BC, Canada.

A WA consumer, who sent off their money to Carter Hammond and Pierce, received a cheap photocopied booklet listing web-based sweepstake and prize giveaways. The consumer was ineligible to enter the sweepstake offering $1 million but could be in the running to win a bottle of intestinal cleanser! Second prize was $5 off a bottle of intestinal cleanser!

The Fort Langley Mob are:

  • Hauser, Gottesman & Associations (Kings Treasure Inc) - PO Box 2700

  • Rutger, Feinstein, Rohrbach & Stern Ltd (Kings Treasure Inc) - PO Box 2700

  • John Latimore Wainwright (E&S, Inc) - PO Box 2600

  • Prize World Incorporated (PWI) - PO Box 2700

  • International Express Awards, Inc (I.E.A) - PO Box 2600

  • Carter, Hammond and Pierce or C.H.P - PO Box 2600

  • Cash Alert, LLC (CAL) - PO Box 2800

  • Act of God Awards (FDF Inc) - PO Box 2800

  • Prize Giveaway Inc - PO Box 2700

  • P.A.I.D (Platinum Awards Investigative Division) - PO Box 2600

  • Direct Account Enhancement Inc (CDI) - PO Box 2700

  • Winner’s Location Corp (Smithhaven Inc) - PO Box 2700

  • Prize Payments (Cashorama Inc/COR) - PO Box 2600

  • Corporate Prize Headquarters (CPH) - PO Box 2600

  • Central Assets Holding Company (NABA) - PO Box 2800

  • IPD - PO Box 2800

  • Bank Vault - PO Box 2700

  • Cash Acquisition Resources (FDF Inc) - PO Box 2800

WA ScamNet will let you draw your own conclusions.