I received a letter from United Access Financial Inc. June 16, dated June 12, stating I had won $250, 000 us dollars, a winner of the shoppers sweepstakes held on May 5, 2008 in the 2nd category, with ticket serial no 387450146, and lucky winning no 38-44-66-79-91.
The letter goes on to say we have made many unsuccessful attempts to contact you regarding this winning. That there are 20 other winners. I also received a check for $4, 890.00.
The purpose of this check is for the payment of applicable Government Taxes on my big winning, The tax amount is $2985.00 to be paid by either monyegram or western union.
Then the letter goes on to say not to cash the check until I call this Lewis McGregor, within 5 business days. The letter was signed by a Mary Williams (Promotion Manager).
The number is 905-598-2417, I called the number and spoke with Lewis McGregor(supposedly) and asked where to send the tax money, and he rudely said deposit your check then call me back for further instructions.
I talked to my banks manager and she informed me that this is a scam that she had seen this type of scam before. I just want people to be informed of this scam, so they don't get their hopes up like I did. I hope they get this nut!