National Magazine Exchange

Martha – Jan 05, 2021

Yesterday January 4, I received this in the mail. Very well professionally done, I said to myself. An hour goes by, I decided to call the number. A dude answers. He verifies the ID number. Asks me for my name. I tell him. He asks again, “can I talk to Jean?”
“You are?” Jean is French for John. Juan in Spanish.
“Oh, ok…fantastic.”
“How would you like to receive the proceeds?”
A Lumpsum.
“Fantastic choice” he answers.
“We’ll give you a choice of two magazines, in addition.”
(I say to myself, If I win half a mil, why would I need those magazines?)
“I will transfer you to my manager to officially enter you in the sweepstake. Thank you Jean.”
“Hello, my name is Joy, how are you today?”
Oh, a female manager, I whisper to myself.
“Jean, we’re glad you call and want to wish you…”
At this point she goes into a long sale pitch, sounding like she’s reading a script. Then I hear her say:
“What card would you like to choose, Visa, Mastercard…?”
Wait a minute. You will send me two magazines of my choice for $1 a week?
“I will add a third publication…”
I’m not comfortable giving you my card number…
“I will add another magazine, that’s 4 publications…”
As I said, I’m not comfortable giving you my card number. Bill me and I will send you my check.
“Ok, get your check and I will tell you…”
Wait. Your offer at the very bottom reads no purchase or payment necessary!
“You will receive FOUR magazines for the price of one…”
Look lady, I lost my patience. Goodbye!

Catherine – Aug 17, 2020

Victim Location 45414

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

before calling the number indicated on the letter regarding possible winner in a sweepstakes, i checked the better business bureau and the company name thinking that something did not sound right, but while i was reading all of the other complaints, i was thinking that when they called them back they might have received the bank information from their phones. as soon as i noticed this , i did not call the phone number. i will also be contacting my bank to make sure that they do not release any money to this company.

Steve – Jul 16, 2020

Victim Location 80123

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

We were mailed an "Official Prize Communication" from Strike It Rich XII Sweepstakes held by National Magazine Exchange that assigned a prize entry number that would enter the recipient into a drawing to win a $10,000 weekly cash prize for 52 weeks (a total of $520,000) or the grand prize of $1,100,000. We did not sign up for this. The sweepstakes supposedly started May 20, 2020 at 12:01 ET, end on July 29, 2022 at 11:59 ET, and will be announced August 15, 2022. The drawing location (494 8th Ave NYC, NY 10001) was different than the business address provided (which was in Largo, FL 33777). Letter stated: "If you want the chance to win with this entry number, please do the following: STEP #1 Call 1-800-360-1145 STEP #2 Provide ID number STEP #3 Confirm your address." The letter was signed by E. Wright, but no position or title within the "company" (like CEO, etc.) was listed. We did not call, so we have no more info. There were only a few punctuation errors/typos that are not easily spotted, and the letter was stylized in a way that may make it difficult to discern as a definite scam.

Melinda –

Victim Location 27292

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted by postal mail with the information that I won $10,000 a week for a year or $550,000 and a Mercedes. The letter stated I must call 888-588-3694 by May 10th to be assured to get prize. I phoned the number and spoke to E. Wright. Before I could be awarded the prize, he stated I would have to send $4,750 to Dorothy Payne, secretary, at 51 W Hudson Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631. Once this payment is received, they would hand deliver the money and car. He also asked what color car I wanted. I then asked how he got my name and said they got it from a purchase I made. He said it could have come from Walmart or anywhere. He said I could call him back at (914)268-2997.

Kevin –

Victim Location 01605

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They sent me a letter saying that it was a second attempt to contact me because I won $10,000 over 52 weeks. All I had to do was verify my information with them. I called the number on the letter and gave them the ID number that was provided. They asked me to confirm my address, which I didn’t give them, and they asked me what credit card I would prefer to use to get the money. They asked about my credit card information, which I didn’t tell them. They said it was for a survey.

Randi –

Victim Location 83704

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Issued a prize auth.# for $10,000.00

It could be part of a group from which winner will be Chosen have to call.

Ebony –

Victim Location 86403

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Victim was offered prize money of 1.1 million however they were required to give an ID# within the deadline.

Stephen –

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Strike it Rich X Sweepstakes.

Apparently this is a scam that has been going on for some time with different roman numeric identifiers. They give you an ID number and then tell you that you’ve won $1,100,000.00 USD. Then then request that you call the following number:

Call: 1-800-479-6183

ID #: 94259xxxx

Deadline: May 12 2016

Then then offer you the option of taking the payment as a series of payouts of $36,666.67 USD payable for each year for 30 years or;

Immediate Lump Sum Payment of $550,000.00 USD.

Cory –

Victim Location 34698

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received a letter claiming that they had won a prize of $10,576.92 over 52 weeks, or 30 annual installments of $36,666.67, or a lump sum of $550,000.00.

Michael –

Victim Location 10801

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Cash prize of $10,000/week for 52 weeks if I call the number below:


Sharon –

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I got a letter from the National Magazine Exchange in the mail saying I won $550,000USD but I’m responsible for the taxes.  

2 thoughts on “National Magazine Exchange”

  1. It is a scam this fast talking supposed to be sales man only wants your card numbers because you think your going to receive 10.000.00 a week you really can’t think is it a scam he is push
    you at a certain rate see the better business bureau there’s I also found a news report of the same letter I have a little old couple had back In 1988, but the drawing date was different and so was the phone number to call on the letter, they have been at this for a while , Time to make this M.F. famous all over social media everything Ive found I’m going to post ,they got 34.84 out of one account on 9/5/22 And they tried this morning 9/11/22, They need one size fits all involved matching handcuffs, and a cellie name big bubby, So yeah I’m posting on face book first, I don’t think I can attach a file on here, any way pass the word through Twitter to not be fooled by the fake sweepstakes and DO NOT ❌ GIVE THEM ANY CARD# NOT EVEN PREPAID ❌💯 PERCENT SCAM…136 UNSATISFIED CUSTOMER ON BBB, NOBODY HAS WON , 10.000.00 SINCE 1988 YOU DO THE MATH..HEADS UP

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