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The Bank Vault (Canada-based)

*Please note this warning is in relation to a scam emanating from overseas. WA ScamNet wishes to highlight that Australian-based cyber security company BankVault in no way associated with the dodgy Canadian-based Bank Vault.

A large wheel lock on a bank vault

The popular television program Seinfeld coined the expression “put it in the vault” meaning to keep something a secret.

Well, WA ScamNet wishes that Canada-based Bank Vault would put its offer in the “vault” and stop bombarding Western Australian consumers with its silly offer.

The 'Bank Vault' letter gives the impression that you have won $1.14 million and asks you to send $30 for your “syllabus reportage document”.

The letter is studded with the phrases “Official Security Notice”, “Full Legal Notification”, “Under Penalty of Revocation by the Home Office” and even has its own “security verification division” badge. 

We can only assume that the reference to the “home office” means Fort Langley because that’s where a host of other similar scams are coming from.

You haven’t actually won $1.14 million. All you will get for your money is a list of web-based sweepstakes and prize giveaway competitions, whose total prize pool amounts to more than $1.14 million.

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 being 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

Page created: 2005
Page updated: December 2016

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