Fraudulent Prize Money Notification
And Counterfeit Check Scam
Mail scam involving unauthorized use of
Mark Anthony Brands Inc. and Online Gambling.com names and addresses
     If you have received a letter from the "Mark Anthony Brands Inc. Disbusment (sic) Center", indicating that you have unclaimed prize money from a contest purported to be conducted by Mark Anthony Brands Inc. and Online Gambling.com, please be advised that this notice is fraudulent and part of a scam. There is no prize money waiting to be claimed.
 
MARK ANTHONY BRANDS IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ONLINE GAMBLING.COM AND IS IN NO MANNER CONNECTED WITH THIS NOTIFICATION.
 
     If you have received this fraudulent notification, you will notice that a check has been enclosed. This is a counterfeit check. Such notification also requests that you cash the check as a fund for payment of processing fees. DO NOT CASH THIS CHECK, AS IT WILL NOT BE HONOURED AND THE FUNDS, ALONG WITH YOUR OWN BANK’S CHARGES, ARE LIABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU BY YOUR BANK. THE NOTICE ALSO ASKS THAT YOU CALL A NUMBER PROVIDED IN THE NOTIFICATION. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL THAT NUMBER AND ANYONE WHO ANSWERS THAT NUMBER IS IN ALL LIKELIHOOD A PARTICIPANT IN THE FRAUDULENT SCHEME.
 
Want to help?
     If your letter has minimal fingerprints on it and you have the original envelope, you can contact the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) if you are a Canadian Citizen, or the U.S. Secret Service if you are a U.S. citizen. These law enforcement organizations are aware of the scam and are currently conducting an investigation. The following link will take you to a site sponsored by a coalition that fights mail fraud scams with education: http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/
 
     While Mark Anthony Brands is in no manner associated with this scam, we regret any inconvenience or confusion it may have caused you. Mark Anthony Brands is cooperating with law enforcement agencies to identify the parties responsible.
The following are just samples of what you may or may not receive.