Old  April 27th, 2007, 7:03pm     #1
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Red face Was told I won but haven't received anything
Hello - I am a newbie here so please be patient with my question. I received a call over a week ago from American Way magazine saying I won their contest and won 2 tickets to Zurich valued at approx. $3,200. I was very excited!! I was also given other information, the woman's name and phone number who called, etc. She told me she could fax the tickets but since we don't have a fax machine I just asked if she could send them instead. I was told the tix would be sent via Fed-Ex. Tix never came so I called her, left a message & haven't got a call back yet. Does this sound like a scam? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 7:11pm     #2
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I think it is probably legit:

American Airlines AmericanWay Magazine - From AA to Zurich Sweepstakes

1x per person | home page | 3 notes link

Prize: Two roundtrip coach class tickets on American Airlines from the contiguous U.S. to Zurich, Switzerland (ARV $3,200).

expires Saturday, April 14, 2007 @ 11:59pm CT

How long has it been since you left a message for her?

Also since the ARV is $3200 you probably will get an affidavit first to fill out I would think- that is probably what is coming Fed Ex. It is probably on the way.
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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 7:33pm     #3
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First and foremost, do you remember entering for that? If so, then it is probably a legitimate win.

As stated above, they are more than likely going to send you an affidavit to fill out, sign and have notarized. This is to verify your eligiblity and also will be used to report your win to the IRS...so it will ask for your SS#. Do not sign it until you get to the notary place.

They are probaly making sure they have all their ducks in a row and everything in order before they send you the affidavit (affy).
Since you have her name and number, why not give her a call?
Congrats again!

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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 8:12pm     #4
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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 8:23pm     #5
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Oooooo congratulations! I remember that sweep - I wanted to win because I have friends in Zurich - Enjoy your trip - The Swiss Alps are unbelievable - one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Lucky, Lucky you!!
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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 11:40pm     #6
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Congrats, you will LOVE Zurich! So clean & pretty, & the people are very friendly. Great win!

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  Old  April 27th, 2007, 11:42pm     #7
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  Old  April 28th, 2007, 3:39am     #8
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Congrats, sounds like a great win.

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