Have You Received a Scam Phone Call?
Brinks Armored Security for Reader's Digest Sweepstakes at 514-225-4002
Did you receive a call from Brinks Armored Security for Reader's Digest Sweepstakes saying that since you were a valued customer,
they were going to send you free air travel tickets?
Don't send them money nor give them any credit card, bank account or other
This scam probably has nothing to do with Reader's Digest nor Brinks Security
(although Reader's Digest has certainly had its share of allegations of scams
and a $6 million settlement (see
Scammers are not just busy on the internet, they are burning up the phone lines
in attempts to scam people. See below for a consumer report of calls from Brinks Armored Security for Reader's Digest Sweepstakes,
an analysis and links to other information about Brinks Armored Security for Reader's Digest Sweepstakes:
Report received, April 18, 2008:
I received a phone call from Kevin Miller from Brinks
Armored Security at the border of Ontario Canada and Michigan stating they had a
check for me for $250,000 from Reader's Digest sweepstakes. He gave me his
badge number, 6315. He said he needed me to wire $2500 as insurance for the
wire. Or else I could drive to the border and pick up the check myself.
I told him I would not do either and said I would have
to call back after I talked to my husband. The number he gave me was
514-225-4002 to call him back.
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There are a number of common telephone scams, such as:
and some new and as yet, uncommon scams.
What to do about it
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