Consumer Alert: Lottery Scam with Fraudulent Acorn Stairlifts Checks, Targets the Elderly

Apr 11, 2014, 11:11 ET from Acorn Stairlifts

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., today issued a warning about a lottery scam targeting consumers, particularly the elderly, throughout the United States.

Victims of the scam report receiving a letter that claims they have won a large cash prize from the Consumer's And Merchandise Reward Program of New York City. The letter is accompanied by a fraudulent check in the name of Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., to cover lottery fees and taxes. To collect their winnings, victims are instructed to deposit or cash the check, and then either mail or electronically transmit the equivalent amount of money to an address in New York City. In some cases, victims have reported receiving multiple letters and checks, as well as telephone solicitations from individuals claiming to represent the Consumer's and Merchandise Reward Program.

Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., has no connection to the Free Lottery Consumer's and Merchandise Reward Program, and is in no way involved with any promotion resembling this scam. In addition to alerting consumers, the company has notified law enforcement agencies in an effort to identify the perpetrators as quickly as possible.

Individuals who receive the fraudulent notice or have information about the scam should contact their local FBI office for referral to the White Collar Crime squad. Impacted consumers may also call Acorn Stairlifts, Inc. directly at 407-650-0216 ext 1620.

About Acorn Stairlifts

Acorn Stairlifts is the world-leader in stairlifts, helping hundreds of thousands of customers to regain their freedom and independence in their own homes. They provide safe and cost-effective solutions to anyone suffering from limited mobility from a variety of reasons: injury, illness, disability, or simply aging. Acorn Stairlifts is the manufacturer and provides local sales, installation, service and support across the U.S.

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