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Caller name: Caller ID shows unknown but name in message is Monica Scott

Woman said she was Mr. Russel's assistant. Said I won a 2014 Ford Explorer. To claim prize, she said to call a toll free number she left. Also "assured" that this was not a sales call, something we defiantly won. Will not be calling the number back.

CID #:19142056350
CB #: Toll free 18662882780

- Anonymous
Illinois

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[Reply] June 26, 2014

Caller name: Diane

Call from Diane Foster - answering machine answered - message says I won a Dodge Durango and to call the prize coordinator at 1-866-288-2780. (The call came from 754-300-1376).

- Anonymous
Massachusetts

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[Reply] April 29, 2013

Caller name: Dianne Foster

On 3/5/13 Diane Foster leff message to call 866-288-2780 about winning a Dodge Durango from an email entry which no one here had ever done. Called the number but got another voicemail asking for my number so they could call back. Glad I googled this site! Seems this has gone on since Sept. 2012. Wonder if they google themselves!!

- B. Prudent
Florida

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[Reply] March 5, 2013
In response to:

have gotten missed calls from this num for the last few weeks,sometimes i answer,they say they are from microsoft,said i didnt have a computer they hung up.funny thing is they have my name.its a scam

Caller name: Melvin

Alerting this site that "Amber M. Nazareth PA" in the comments is with the scammers. This person has posted verbatim the same schtick on other scam warning websites.

- Janice
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] August 16, 2013

Caller name: Mr. Russel's Assistant

The person stated I entered a contest and won, either through an online entry or at a local shopping mall. The caller stated they had tried to reach me by mail and received no response, so this was my last chance to claim my prize. My prize is a 2014 Ford Explorer, or two other prizes, and I should call immediately.

- Anonymous
United States

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[Reply] March 4, 2014

Caller name: Diane Foster

Recieved message yesterday 6/13/13 stating I won a Dodge Durango, I must have registered at a mall or online somewhere. What a joke, I called them and left the nastiest message and told them they should google her name and find out what we all know. What a joke.....

- Kim
New Hampshire

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[Reply] June 14, 2013

Caller name: Simone McCall

Dodge Durango (or one of 3 other prizes) "winner" here. Same spiel, registered online or at a local mall, supposedly sent paperwork in the mail but I never responded, and "this is not a solicitation or sales call"

Yeah, right.

- Richard
Nebraska

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[Reply] April 7, 2014

Caller name: Simone McCall (Mr. Russell's Assistant)

Received a call from (914) 653-5000, which Caller ID shows as "Hometown Media." I did not answer but received a message on our machine from a Simone McCall, "Mr. Russell's Assistant," stating that I had won a contest for a 2014 Ford Explorer or one of three other prizes. She said that this was not a solicitation and that I had "in fact" won. She also said that they had mailed information to my home address, but had not heard back, and that this was their last attempt.

~> She used my *maiden* name (RED FLAG) and stated my street address.

She said to call back at "toll free" (866) 288-2780 as soon as possible to claim my prize. For giggles, I tried back two days later, today. A voicemail answered stating that I had reached "Bill Russell, Prize Manager" (no company name - RED FLAG), who was out of the office but would make it in to the office on Tuesday, May 13th at 11:30am. The message said that if you were calling in reference to claiming a prize, you should leave your phone number and the correct spelling of your name. I'm considering calling back to tomorrow to see if they just keep changing the voicemail message.

I have not entered any contests in recent history. Top that with the fact that I've been married for a long time and do not use my Maiden name. So, either I have a Fairy God Mothers flitting around entering me in contests in hopes of brightening my future with some prize money, or this is some sort of shady business. I just haven't yet figured out exactly what they are getting out of it, other than confirming your information for future solicitations??

- Anonymous
Connecticut

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[Reply] May 12, 2014

Caller name: Scott Russel

Message on my answering machine said that I had won a Ford Explorer 2014, from a contest I entered at a shopping mall. I have never entered a contest at a shopping mall. He said they had trying to reach me by mail, but to no avail. This guy is a scammer. I was asked to call back to receive the prize, and that I had definitely won. I googled the number and found all the complaints. It just sounded fishy. It was!

- marilyn
California

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[Reply] May 14, 2014

Same story. Got a call to call the 866-288-2780 number. They called me back and told me I was a definite winner of one of 4 prizes; durango (or $25K), cruise, $2500, or toshiba laptop. No strings, no "timeshare" like presentation commitments. Said I'd receive my prize via a scratch off in the mail in 5-7 days. Didn't happen. Called twice (I'm a glutten for punishment) and get messages that my call will be returned within 15 minutes. Baloney. Now I see these posts and feel like a jerk.

- Anonymous
North Carolina

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[Reply] December 11, 2012
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have gotten missed calls from this num for the last few weeks,sometimes i answer,they say they are from microsoft,said i didnt have a computer they hung up.funny thing is they have my name.its a scam

Caller name: Melvin

Alerting this site that "Amber M. Nazareth PA" in the comments is with the scammers. This person has posted verbatim the same schtick on other scam warning websites.

- Janice
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] August 16, 2013

Caller name: Diana Foster

She left a message saying my online or at the mall entry to win a 2014 Ford Explorer or two other prices had been selected. (Wow, I haven't even entered) She stated that this was not a sales or solicitation but that I had definitely won. ( Oh really) She continued by say that I had not yet responded to the mailing they had sent to my house and that this would be their final attempt to reach me.(Boy I sure hope so)
Don't call these people, it's a scam!!!

- Willy Wayne
Texas

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[Reply] April 17, 2014

Caller name: Terry Scott


- Henry
Utah

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[Reply] March 19, 2014

Caller name: Christine

Caller named Christine Lee gave my name and address and said that they were calling about a dodge durango I won, or one of three other prizes from a contest I entered wither online or at a local shopping mall. Said they had sent info in the mail and I never responded and it was a final notice to claim it by calling 8662882780 for Mr. Russell. They also said it wasn't a scam. Sounded to scammy to me. I won't call back.

- Anonymous
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] December 10, 2013

Caller name: Diane Foster

Looks like they've made it to California now! There sure are a lot of people winning cars, aren't there? Same spiel already noted by many others. Thanks to you all for confirming my suspicions, although it would have been nice to receive a new car . . .

- Cathy
California

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[Reply] April 24, 2014

Caller name: Terry Scott

same bit...2013 dodge durango winner, entered online or at a mall...We don't go to malls. I smell bullshit.

- Anonymous
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] August 23, 2013

Got the same message from a "Terry Scott".. I was extra skeptical so of course I googled the number to get some info. I could not find anything to terrible so I decided to give Mr. Russell a call, no answer just voicemail, shortly after I received a call back from his assistant. She went through a long process about how a travel agency was giving me this prize. we lived close by the address she gave us so we went to check it out, we sat thru a 55min seminar that was supposed to last 90min, It was supposed to be a travel company but they turned out to be a time share company, we refused all offers and in the end I submitted my winning ticket number claim they gave me a scratch off ticket that revealed that I won a $2500 in cash prize. They hesitated to award me the prize for awhile and about 15mins later a man walked in by the name of Bill Russell he gave me $2000 in a certified check and told us that the $500 was kept for tax purposes. truthfully I was just happy to leave there with the money the check cleared immediately but the problem is now the timeshare company keep calling and emailing us to accept offers and we keep denying them. I guess if you have the time to waste on a seminar and the balls to say NO then its actually worth your time to receive something free especially for something I never signed for to begin with. I guess the only person that will ever actually receive the car is the person that accept their offers but h**l $2000 was good enough for us.



Caller: prize communications

- Amber M- Nazareth PA
Illinois

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[Reply] July 26, 2013

Caller name: Prize communications 914-205-8350 incoming number

914-205-6350 is the caller ID incoming, told me to call back to the 866 number, same story, same Mr. Russell, when I wouldn't confirm my marital status - since they only want married people for time share scams - she hung up on me. I'm reporting this to the AGs office.

- Anonymous
New York

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[Reply] July 5, 2014

Caller name: Christina Lee

Just got the same call from Christina Lee - caller id came across as 540-409-4504. Asked for me by name and said I won a drawing for something I entered. I told her I didn't enter anything. She said "Hold on here, let me look at the entry. " Then she stated my name and mailing address, said I was a winner of one of the top 5 prizes for the Durango drawing. Gave me Mr. Russell's name and said to call him so I could pick it up tomorrow. The number she said to call was 866-288-2780. I googled it and found this sight. No doubt it's a scam.

- Penny Adams
Virginia

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[Reply] August 29, 2013

my call was like all above but came from Branford, CT 203-208-3464. Call Mr Russell at 866-288-2780. Woman said she worked for Prize Communications out of Chicago. Only other response to my questions was to call Mr Russell tonight to pick up my prize tomorrow in my hometown. How can the 4 prizes be spread among so many winners?????

- Anonymous
Connecticut

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[Reply] July 8, 2013

Caller name: Diane Foster assistant to Mr Russell

received a voicemail from Diane Foster saying that I had won either a Ford Explorer or some other prize from a contest that I entered online or at a mall, and that they had mailed me documentation, but had not heard from me.
Said that this was their final attempt to reach me, and that I should call to claim my prize asap.
Claimed that this was not a sales call :)

I did not receive any "documentation" in the mail

- Anonymous
California

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[Reply] April 30, 2014

Caller name: Associate for Mr. Russell

Stating I had won a 2014 Ford Explorer or one of 4 other prizes and to please call them back

- Deb
California

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[Reply] August 4, 2014

Caller name: Bill Russell

Have received numerous calls saying that I have wine a Ford SUV or other prize. Always get a message if I try to return the call. Assume it is some type of scam.

- Anonymous
United States

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[Reply] April 3, 2014

Caller name: Melvin Homes

Received a call from 727-286-3635 saying I should call a Mr. Bill Russell at 866-288-2780 because we won one of four prizes which cold be a Dodge Durango, $25,000., a Toshiba laptop, and one other thing.

Seems like a scam to me.

- Anonymous
North Carolina

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[Reply] December 4, 2012

Received a call stating I definitely won 1 of 4 prizes: ford explorer, etc but have to go to Marina, Ca to claim, after speaking with Bill Russell. Gave me the same 866-288-2780 phone number to call. I googled this number and here we are.
They claim I filled out a sweepstakes entry, which I never do so I figured it was something like what this appears to be.....

- Anonymous
California

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[Reply] April 16, 2014

Caller name: caller id out of area

Got a call on a Sunday in Utah said I had entered online or in the shopping mall. Needed to call Mr. Russell at 1-866-288-2780. Apparently, either won a 2014 car or one of two other prizes. Could claim prize as early as tomorrow if I called right now. Initial call came from (801) 657-5773. Sounded fishy so I checked it on the computer. I am not calling Mr. Russell.

- Laura
Utah

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[Reply] March 16, 2014

Caller name: Brenda Smith

Me too. Got the same call to call the 866-288-2780 number. They called me back and told me I was a definite winner of one of 4 prizes; durango (or $25K), cruise, $2500, or toshiba laptop. No strings, no "timeshare" like presentation commitments.
Read more at http://www.callercenter.com/866-288-2780.html#hClGcE2ooHs4EZe3.99

- Julie M
United States

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[Reply] December 14, 2012

Caller name: Diane Foster

I also just received a call (for me by name, with correct address) from Diane Foster, Mr. Russel's assistant, telling me that I won a 2013 Dodge Durango or one of three other prizes in a contest that I entered on line or in a local shopping mall. I never enter contests, and my name is not listed in the phone book- only my husband's. Called from (508) 276-3324. I am also on the do not call list. Don't know how they got my information.

- Anonymous
Massachusetts

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[Reply] October 25, 2013

Caller name: Prize Center

I received a call this evening from a woman stating that I had won or was in the running for a Dodge Durango. I enter lots of contests and have won several and recognized immediately that this call was a fake.

1. You can hear lots of other people in the background and if you listen closely, they're all saying the same thing.

2. When you win a contest or sweepstakes, they don't tell you to call someone else to claim it.

This woman hung up on me when I started asking questions. SCAM. The caller ID showed 508-276-3324, Unknown Name. I traced it and it's what they call a VoIP number, Voice Over Internet Protocol.

As explained by about.com, "Definition: VoIP is a technology that allows telephone calls to be made over computer networks like the Internet. VoIP converts analog voice signals into digital data packets and supports real-time, two-way transmission of conversations using Internet Protocol (IP).

VoIP calls can be made on the Internet using a VoIP service provider and standard computer audio systems. "

In other words, they're making random calls off a list of phone numbers and names they bought or hacked into some large company because I'm unlisted.

- NotFallingForIt
Massachusetts

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[Reply] October 26, 2013

Caller name: Diane Foster

Received a call from Diane Foster saying my entry form sumitted on line to win a Dodge truck (or other prizes) had been selected and to claim the prize call 866-288-2780 and talke to my prize coordinator. The only problem with this call is the fact that I had not filled out an online contest. My conclusion: this is a scam regarding the prize and is nothing more than a sales gimick trying to get me to purchase magazines, books, etc. My wife received a similar call and she almost never got off the phone with them.

- Roger J
Florida

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[Reply] January 19, 2013

Caller name: Kennedy Foster

I guess they have moved on to NY phone numbers because I just received the same phone call from Kennedy Foster telling me I won a Ford Explorer....These people should spend the same time trying to make an honest living.

- Anonymous
New Jersey

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[Reply] November 1, 2013

Caller name: Diane Foster

I got pretty much the same as everyone on here, except it offered a 2014 Ford Explorer. I've called that number repeatedly - no one ever returned a call. This Bill Russell character sounds flakey when u listen to his announcement.
Glad that I came to this site, it's a scam

- Doug
Colorado

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[Reply] April 25, 2014

Caller name: Holmes

Sweepstakes call for durango

- Anonymous
Virginia

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[Reply] November 17, 2012

Caller name: NONE just Phone number

Was also called by this scam, and did much investigation. it seems to be that so many people have won ford explorers, that the Ford Motor Co must supply them with 100 's of cars. this was way to easy to be a scam, and checked online and was comforted by the fact that this has been going on for some time, and they are now working there way east.....Please be careful..........

- JJ
Rhode Island

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[Reply] July 2, 2014

Caller name: Melvin Holmes

Melvin Holmes left message that he was calling for a Mr. Russell that I had won a prize and could be Durango from entering a sweepstakes. I need to call 1-866-2882780 asap to find out what my prize is.

I do not enter sweepstakes so I know that this is a fake and then after reading the other calls from googling the number.

- Connie
Virginia

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[Reply] November 8, 2013

Caller name: Christina Lee

Received a call/message from Christina Lee (540-212-7721) asking for my husband by name and repeated our mailing address. Said we won a 2013 Dodge Durango and 3 other prizes. Said they sent a document to us but hadn't heard from us...whatever. Christina claimed to be Mr. Russell's assistant and to call 866-288-2780 as soon as possible...whatever. I know there is no Dodge Durango in our immediate future so an obvious scam.

- Anonymous
Georgia

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[Reply] June 7, 2013

Caller name: Sarah Mitchell

I guess they have made there way to Texas. Received a call much like the prior discussions for a 2014 Ford Explorer. Claims I had filled out a voucher at a mall or shopping center and won a prize. The caller was a Sarah Mitchell, assistant to Mr. Russell for prize communication and left this number 1-866-288-2780 as a call back number. Returned the call and gave requested info (name and contact number). Had a feeling it was a scam.

- Anwat
Missouri

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[Reply] March 28, 2014

Caller name: Diane Foster

I just received the same call from Diane Foster. The scary part is that she knew my wife's name and our address. The message said that we won a 2013 Dodge Durango. The phone call came from 781-341-7720 and it told me to call 866-288-2780. I called the number and I got an answering machine with the voice of Bill Russell. It said that I should leave my full name and address.
I told them that Martha Coakley, the attorney general of Massachusetts, will be contacting them shortly and shutting them down.

- Crabby
Massachusetts

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[Reply] September 11, 2013

Caller name: Diane Foster

I was told I registered online or at a local mall with a travel agency. Neither were true.

- Pat Zimmerman
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] June 15, 2013

Caller name: Terry Scott

I received same call from 508-276-3324 (Wayland,MA) saying I won a Durago or 1of 3 other prizes. I returned call to 866-288-2780 and left name & number for callback. TIM called a few minutes later and said the prizes were a Durago, 3 day, 2 night vacation stay including airfare to anywhere in US, $2,500, or 14" Toshiba laptop. Started to verify age and when I said I wasn't married, he cut call short and said I`d receive packet in mail from Destination vacations or resorts or something like that. To be honest, once he fumbled over the marital status, I didn't pay that much attention because I figured I`d never hear from them anyway.

- Judy
California

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[Reply] September 13, 2013

Caller name: Terry Scott

"Terry Scott" assistant to "Mr. Russell" left message on our voicemail 10/9/2013 claiming I was "the winner of a 2013 Dodge Durango or 3 other prizes". She also claimed that we entered contest at "a local mall" or online, neither of which is true. We are on the no-call list so they are breaking the law.

- Anonymous
Massachusetts

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[Reply] October 9, 2013

I received a call from Christina Lee (831-920-6621) asking for my name and repeated my mailing address. She said we won a 2013 Ford Explorer or 1 of 3 other prizes. Apparently I had entered some contest 6 months prior. I was told I was definitely a winner and needed to contact my "prize director" , Mr. Russell , by calling 1-866-288-2780 as soon as possible. The Caller ID was for a local # 831-920-6621.

- Philip
California

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[Reply] April 9, 2014

Caller name: Monica Scott

Same as above. Woman left a message with exact same spiel from 831-920-6621, only difference used name of Monica Scott.

Thanks everyone for the warning.

- Clark
Illinois

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[Reply] April 10, 2014

Caller name: Dianne Foster

message left on answering machine:

Mr <Baltar> at <my address>, this is Dianne Foster, assistant to Mr Russel. As a result of entering some lottery/.contest I have won a 2014 Ford Explorer. They sent me document and I never responded, this phone call will be their last attempt to contact me (oh noes - the urgency) I should call them at 1-866-288-2780.

- gaius baltar
California

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[Reply] April 12, 2014

Caller name: Kennedy Foster

Same same with me.... all the people in this "Scam call center" deserve some serious time in JAIL

- Rick Stephanis
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] December 4, 2013

Caller name: Melvin Holmes

I just received a call from Melvin Holmes stating that i just won a Dodge Durango or 3 other prizes also.
I believe this is wrong for people to be doing this and getting away with it without being caught.
I googled the number and found this site,and that its some kind of scam.

- Anonymous
Massachusetts

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[Reply] October 16, 2013

Caller name: none given

I received a call from an unknown female from the 954-210-7684 phone number,telling me to call a Mr.Russell @866-288-2780 because i supposedly won one of four prizes,one of which is a Dodge Durango. I was told that i had either filled out a "sweepstakes entry at my local mall or i had filled one out online,but i never filled out ANY "sweepstakes" entry anywhere. ,My guess is that it's a scam,and now that i've read other posts here i'm more sure than ever this is a scam.

- John
Florida

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[Reply] February 12, 2013

Caller name: Christine Ally- Mr. Russell's assistant

5:00 PM March 13, 2014 Call: This is Christine Ally, Mr. Russell's assistant. I am calling you you notify you that you have entered to win a 2013 Ford explorer on line or at a shopping mall. This call is to inform you that this sweepstakes is now officially over and your entry has been selected to win a 2013 ford explorer or one of two other prizes. This is not a solicitation or sales call. We had sent you notification papers to fill out but you have not returned them. Please call our office at 1-866-288-2780 to claim your 2013 ford explorer.

What a load of garbage! Praying upon people like this. SCAM,SCAM,SCAM...

- D.S. Jansen
United States

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[Reply] March 13, 2014

Caller name: Unsure

I also received a call from 570-644-8460 and was told to call Mr. Russell at 1-866-288-2780 to pick up my prize in Mansfield, MA

- Sandra
Massachusetts

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[Reply] December 4, 2013

Caller name: ??

Just got the same call... thanks you all

- P R
New York

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[Reply] December 5, 2013

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