I received a check from Advance Financial Corporation today in the amount of $4850.00. This is what the letter says that was enclosed with the check.
We are pleased to advise you that you are one of the third category winners of a lottery draw held on January 25th 2007. This group drawing was made for all one-time participants of the national/state lottery/sweepstakes in the past 5 years, it was tagged COMPENSATION DRAW. A Ticket with the serial number 29745014AL attached to your name drew the lucking winning numbers 40-62W-76-44-24.
You are therefore entitled to a lump sum of US$485, 000.00 (certified check. Enclosed is a check in the amount of US$4850.00 which has been deducted from your winnings.The purpose of this check is for the payment of Canadian Non-Resident Government Service Tax (GST).
Payable to the Canadian Tax Office as stated below.
TAX AGENT: Mrs. Helena Cooper
1785 Victoria Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Tax Amount: US$2, 850.00
Payment Options: Moneygram or Western Union
You are advised to call your claim agent:
PETER LEE at 1-778-316-8929 to begin the claim process on your winnings. For security reason, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till all disbursements are made accordingly. Thank you and congratulations from all os us here!!!
copy: MRS. Cooper
If you receive this letter do not cash the check, I called the bank that the check is drawn on and these checks have been stolen and will not clear your account. I hope that this will save some trouble and money for alot of people.