Sweepstakes Fraudulent Letters And Checks

It has come to our attention that individuals in different parts of the country have received letters indicating that they have won a sweepstakes drawing, or could be paid to participate in a customer service or mystery shopper evaluation. Others have received letters indicating that they won a car and are entitled to free insurance for a year. These letters typically appear to be from other companies or financial institutions, and may contain "checks" that appear to be from "Government Employees Insurance Company," "GEICO Direct" or "GEICO Financials, a division of GEICO Indemnity Insurance Company." Please be advised that:

  • GEICO IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY CUSTOMER SERVICE EVALUATION, SWEEPSTAKES OR LOTTERY OF THIS TYPE.
  • GEICO HAS NOT ISSUED ANY CHECKS OF THIS NATURE.
  • NEITHER GEICO NOR THE BANK NAMED ON THE CHECK WILL HONOR THE CHECK.

If you have received a letter of this nature, you should be aware that these are fraudulent. You should notify your local postal inspector or other law enforcement. If you still have a copy of the check we would appreciate you providing all the information listed on the check. You may also send the envelope, letter and check to:

One GEICO Plaza
Attn: Internal Audit – Carol Widman
Washington, DC 20076
This will be helpful if GEICO is contacted by any law enforcement agency.

If you have any additional questions, please send us an email at cwidman@geico.com and we will address your concerns. You may also call one of our many regional offices by dialing (800) 841-3000.

For more information on these types of scams, you may visit the websites listed below:
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0199-prize-scams/
http://www.fakechecks.org/
http://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/