I also received the letter that stated my winnings as a cruise and cash payment in the amount of $27, 875.00. It had enclosed the extrememly real looking check for the amount of $2, 875.00 to assist in service fees and the phone number to call for further instructions. Being a huge skeptic, I called the number to see what the guy had to say.
I was informed to deposit the check and then once the check posted to my account I would need to call him back for further instructions as to what agent I needed to send the money to, after that all I had to do was wait 3 business days and the remaining amount of $25, 000.00 would be sent on to me along with paper work to fill out for the cruise.
As soon as I hung up I got on-line and started looking up addresses for the companies mentioned and doing reverse searches on phone numbers. nothing matched up. The financial company who's name was on the letter head did not exist, the address for the company did not exist, the return address on the envelope did not exist, and the phone number that I had to call was listed as unpublished. I still have all the paper work and check and I wish I knew who I could send all this to so that someone could put a stop to this scam.