Updated Scam Information, July 2012:
The Military Press received a call this morning, July 16, 2012, letting us know that this same individual is back to selling fake raffle tickets. It was believed he had relocated to the Pacific Northwest; if he did, he’s back. He was recently at Reno’s Pub and Grub in East San Diego County. The tickets no longer bear the name of The Military Press. He’s now saying that the raffle benefits Wounded Warriors.
It’s pretty easy to tell that the tickets are fake. There’s no contact information or way to find out if you’ve won the Harley.
If you see this person selling the raffle tickets, please contact the local law enforcement.
Original Post, October 2011:
It has come to the attention of The Military Press that an individual has been selling raffle tickets purportedly on behalf of this company. The $10 tickets are for a chance to win a 2011 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. The Military Press does not currently nor has ever sponsored a raffle for a motorcycle.
The ticket is light blue in color and has an “official” number printed on it. It states that the proceeds benefit “Military Families” and that it is sponsored by Spirit Riders.
The person seen selling these tickets is an older male in his 50s with gray hair, mustache and beard. If you encounter this individual, please call the San Diego Police Department. The Military Press has an open case with them.