Complaint / review text:
My 89 year old mother-in-law got a letter from "Reader's Digest" saying she won a Sweepstakes Draw for $500,000 and to call Raymond Cook at 855-228-4356. The Letter said that they had failed efforts to contact her and included a check for $2,973.21 from AIG Annuity Insurance Company and BNY Mellon Trust of Delaware bank. The check was to cover any charges that may be required before she received her funds. She called Raymond Cook and he told her to deposit the check an call him back once she did that.
Instead she brought it to me and I checked the Reader's Digest logo on-line and instead of smaller letters for the Readers and larger letters for the Digest, it was just the opposite. Plus in very tiny letters above Reader's it said New Zealand. The letter had faded xerox looking logos in the corners and what appeared to be a xeroxed addition at the bottom that provided their hours of service.