Fraudulent Lottery/Award Claim Letter
Letter will be sent claiming you won an international sweekstakes in the "North American Prize Pool", winning a large amount of money.
They ask you to call a Canadian phone number for details, then send you a check, asking you to cash it and WIRE them a certain amount of money. They promise to send the larger amount of money AFTER you wire them the smaller amount of money. SCAM--SCAM--SCAM
In this case, the check was drawn on the Bank of New York, with accountholder an insurance company.
There is no trace of a "Pace Financial Resources" in Internet phone directories, nor as a professional services firm in the US or Canada.
This follows pattern of similar bogus Canadian lottery/sweepstakes scams.