Hemstead, Rosen & Cornwell
Hemstead, Rosen & Cornwell (HRC) have the grand title of identification and claims facilitator whose role is to identify people who have won prize money.
In reality, HRC are just scammers out to get your money.
These scammers have gone to a lot of effort to give these personally addressed letters the appearance of a legal or official document.
There are bar codes, endorsed stamps and seals. The wording only compounds the misrepresentation.
The letter states:
"Our offices are retained whenever prize nominees, such as yourself, are identified ***confirmed*** and, as such, immediately become eligible for large payments from an independent pool of unallocated, aggregate awards which our firm tracks and compiles official documentation for, subject to compliance of terms therein.
"In this case, in our excitement for you, our directive is to follow through with the finalisation procedures to expedite the dispatch of said final, fully engorged, Official Entrant Documentation necessary to proceed Fully Forward for Cheque(s) totalling $1,256,789.67AUD".
Phew, try saying that in one breath!
The letter gives the impression that you will receive a large sum of money which will be transferred to you after you have completed the "Final Acceptance Worksheet" and sent your $30 fee.
But if you read the fine print on the back of the letter, you'll discover that you haven't won anything.
HRC states that the letter "is not a sweepstake or award notification and does not guarantee that you will win any sweepstakes".
So what do you get for your money - a report detailing free sweepstakes and competitions you might be able to enter.
This is a typical "sweepstake report" scam. The return address is Shannon Airport House, Clare, Ireland. Watch out for this address because it is beginning to appear on a number of scams including Cash-telegram Delivery Service.
HRC state they will refund you money if you are dissatisfied with the report and will take your name off their mailing list. WA ScamNet suggests you take up their offer - it's the only worthwhile statement in this whole proposal!