I received a letter from Alliance Financial Group about a $250, 000 lottery I supposedly won. The lottery is called "The mega international sweepstakes organized by the reader's digest magazines."
Inside the envelope along with the letter, was a check for $1350 dollars from "The Huntington National Bank" in Columbus Ohio.
The check is real, however it is to pay for "the mandated transit service tax". It then asks you to call the "United States payment office" to start your claims and activate the check.
It then says, "you will receive your fund $250, 000.00 within 72 hours of receiving your transit service amount.
I knew it was a scam as soon as I opened the letter. They also misspelled a few words. I think this scam is to get your bank information and possibly your identity. So for those of you that receive this letter. Throw it in the trash.