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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2013

Is the company Media Opportunities Direct, Inc. from the Netherlands a scam?

The company claims that I have won $1.6 million and is requesting a processing fee of $26 to receive the lump sum payment. Should I throw this mail is the trash and report them to the FBI for investigation?

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Hello, this is Kiel from Angie's List. We do not currently have any information on this company, although what you described does sound like a scam. I would advise being cautious about providing money to a company that you don't know about and haven't heard of before. Thanks so much!

Answered 4 years ago by KielH


I received the same letter and also need an answer as to what I should do.

Answered 4 years ago by fyoakam


I have the same paper .I'm reading it now but I already have sunt my 26 dollars to them what should I do

Answered 4 years ago by Lekesha1


I recieved a letter in the mail as of today from media opportunities and they said if i send a 25 dollar check or money order or lol cash, that i should get my big check from them of 1,396,443.21. yes it is a scam, the reason i know it is, cuz they sent this to me before when i have lived at another residence, and there shouldnt be a check box for cash, noone wants cash sent through da mail, so dats how u know it is a scam as well. and the signatures dont match, and yes they are reported as i have googled their name. sorry you sent your money, you need to get in touch with bbb to get your money back and file a claim.

Answered 4 years ago by dmolina4


Hi all,

I just got the same exact mailer and this is my take on it:

I believe this is another one of those "Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes" (just one of hundreds if not thousands) types of scams out there but instead of asking you to buy/purchase anything, they simply ask you to submit/pay a processing fee. I think they must of caught on to the fact that nobody is falling for the scams that asks you to buy things anymore so they're getting creative! By putting a reasonably large amount but yet believeable most people would fall for it because most people can afford $26.00(processing fee) + $2.00(postage) and in their mind using $28.00 to get $1.6 million is an easy decission for most. I love the way they emphasis over and over again that this is not and eligibility letter or preliminary qualification announcement...this is the real deal!

This part is what xxxx most people to decide to send the $28.00 to them: "YOU HAVE ALREADY WON!" or "IT IS ALREADY YOURS, JUST WAITING FOR SIGNATURE, DATE AND $28.00!"

But just think about it for a second...a company that can afford to pay you $1.6 millon should be able to afford $2.00 postage!

I get coupons in the mail for cereal and they don't ask me for postage lol!!!

So, get over the gibberish and persuasive wording and what do you uncover?!...SCAM with a well worded disguise that targets the desparate! Now, please do not misunderstand me, I would love to recieve $1.6 million...who wouldn't?! I'm sure even Warren Buffett with his already wealthy portfolio wouldn't mind a couple of extra million or two!!! But if you keep sending money to these scammers they get richer and you get more desparate!!!

Just look at the 5 people who are on this blog, 1 or 2 I've read already sent them money! So, for them to get 2 out of 5 mailings that they've sent out, which could very well be in the millions...just calculate for yourself how many millions they've rec'd already!!!

More importantly most people don't ask or look up these things because they feel shameful to let people know that they want MONEY so they just send in the small amount they are asking for and pray that they are the lucky one!

Hope that this got to you BEFORE you sent your money in!!!

Answered 3 years ago by Stephany


I have a friend who lives on a fixed income and she received the same letter,in fact several letters and she also sent them $26.00 a few times if I'm not mistaken. I am in the process of filing a complaint to the attorney generals office due to advise given to me by the BBB. It is most definitely a scam that is what I was told by the BBB. There advise was to contact our attorney general in the state we live in and file a complaint. Sorry for the bad news but this place needs to be stopped! ASAP!

Answered 3 years ago by spankyhouse


I got today the same, I won 1,677, 519...

Was so happy as I, let say, poor as a church mouse, so even did not look at the adress I sarted dreaming onm my way to the post office how I could buy a place to live, where I can do my craft/open a busness, etc, till post office told me that Netherlands can not cast American Money Order...I even did not look it was from Nether-Land. I guess a new Nigeria now

Source: my mail

Answered 3 years ago by LaraVKB


I received the same letter today. Some one tried to scam me over the phone saying they were from the IRS and was going to jail. I immediately, after reading the letter, went to my computer and found out that the letter was a scam. I am so happy I did. I am a very trusting person and in the past has gotten me into trouble.

Thank you,


Answered 3 years ago by cblank8

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