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Lottery Scam Using Liberty International & Liberty Investments Inc. Names

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(Updated: July 3, 2007)
 
It has come to our attention that someone is illegally using our Liberty International name and Statue of Liberty logo as part of a lottery scam. The scam involves a letter from "Liberty Investments Inc., 346 11th Ave., Calgary, AB, CANADA, TR2 1L9" with the Liberty International name and logo on either side of the letter.  These letters are addressed to "Dear Lucky Winner" and tell the recipient that they have won a large sum of money in an international lottery.  The letters also include a check made out to the "winner" with instructions to deposit or cash the check and then to send some of the money to a Western Union address in Halifax, Canada as part of a tax payment.   These letters also provide a cell phone number (1-778-318-6211) to call  in order to claim the prize. 
 
Please take notice that these letters and checks are fraudulent and in no way associated with Liberty International or its parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  Liberty International is part of our international insurance operations and does not conduct lotteries.  If you receive a letter like the one described above, YOU SHOULD NOT RESPOND.
 
If you are a Liberty International or Liberty Mutual customer, you should bring this to the attention of our Presidential Service Team by contacting abuse@Libertymutual.com.
 
Additional resources for spotting and reporting these types of frauds and scams may be found at:

Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Alert – International Lottery Scams: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt022.shtm
 
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Site:
 www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ 

Western Union – Consumer Fraud Awareness:
http://www.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&pagename=fraudIndex

 
Internet Crime Complaint Center:
www.ic3.gov