Be aware this is Fraudulent and Scandalous
I recently received a letter the heading on it was
RE: Award Winning Notification
It read: Congratulations on your success as one of the winners of North American Utilities draw held May 11th 2007. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system, drawn from 149, 000 telephone numbers and hydro bills of the individuals who sign up for the services. Your ticket number: 62006 with the serial number 008 emerged as one of the winning tickets. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $46, 500.00USD cash, which is the winning payout for the series. This is from total prize money of $25, 234, 000.00 shared among the winners.
Our firm has secured for, the percentage surcharge to be paid as commission on your winning prize to the Lotto Regulatory Board, saving you the trouble. The check for $1790.54 USD enclosed covers the charges/fees required to be paid, prior to receiving your winning. Keep your winning confidential until your prize money is received to avoid multiple claims.
Please call your payment coordinator Mrs. Kay Wright at 1-403-400-1002 as soon as you receive this notice to assist you in finalizing the payment process. Awards are redeemable no later than June 25th 2007. Congratulations!
I have contacted both the issuing name on the check and the Marriott about the unathorized use of their company names. I am awaiting return correspondance from them.