I recieced a letter on Oct. 19, 2006 telling me that I have just won the Royal British Lotto. In the letter is give me very specific details as to my winning ticket number, serial number and the actual winning numbers. It also states that my ticket won my a portion of a total winning of Two Million Four Hundred Fitty Thousand Five Hundred dollars and that my cut would be 115, 500.00. I was also only one of 23 winners. Slong with that letter came a REAL looking check with water marks. It was made out for $2, 995.60, which would cover the costs of the international clearance fees which were $2, 844.50.
I was shocked, surprised, and anxious. I had a hard time believing I could have won something that I never entered into. With that said I got curious and began serarching online for the Royal British Lotto. I found a web site that said there was a scam going on and gave details that were in my letter. I then tried to find the bank from which the check was writen from. I thought it would be easy because the bank was right here in the United States. I began my search with Dexonline.com. There was no bank with that name anywhere in the US. I narrowed my search to the city and state on the check. Again no such luck.
In the letter it tells me to contact a lady bu the name of Debra Adams of Zenith Financial Management Group. I have not called her because the web site I looked at said they want your Social Security Number and your bank acccount, so they can do direct deposit. Once they have that information they "steal" over your identity.
A word to the wise if it sounds to good to be true then it probably is!!