New Scam Poses as Award Commission
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says the latest attempt to try to deceive unsuspecting victims of their money is from an organization who calls themselves the Awards Notification Commission based out of Kansas City, Kansas. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce website, Award Notification Commission is a typical prizes and lotteries scam full of misleading claims and misrepresentations such as “confirmed winner”. The victim is told they’re going to win millions in an official looking letter and you must enter the sweepstake to win. The winning number is predetermined and Award Notification Commission keeps the big bucks if no one wins. Further fine print associated with this scheme states that the victim will be placed on a mail order list. The mail order list will make personal, detailed information available to other schemers.