I received a letter from Fidelity Securities Inc., stating that I was a winner of $125, 000.00. I needed to deposit a check that was sent with the letter, in the amount of $4875.00. I called, then deposited the check. I then was suppose to send a money gram for $2, 875.00 to cover the taxes. Then I was to call them and advise them that I had done so. Then they would release a check for the remainder of the $125, 000.00. I went to my bank and showed them the letter. Right away, they stated that this was a bogus scam. Now I will be out $35.00 for the bank charge for depositing a bogus check. At least I am not out more than the $35.00.
I did not wire the amount the company advised me to do. They stated that the winnings was from a drawing at a department store such as Kohl's, Home Depot or Walgreens. I would like to see these people arrested. I would also like a law suit filed against them for my loss.
The Claims/Disbursement Agent is Mr. Jeffrey Stehpens
The letter was signed by Bennett McDonnell (Promotion Manager) The gentleman I spoke with had an Indian acccent, like someone from India.