Back in the beginning of Dec. 2007, I received a letter from the Union Trust Financial, Inc also enclosed was a check in the amount of $3800.
The letter stated that I had been a winner in the Mega Millions Draw in 4/21/07 for $250, 000.
The check was drawn on the Capital One Bank in Metairie, LA, USA and was to be used for the Tax Clearance Fee. The tax agent was Joseph Green 705-5836 Dunfries St., Mission, BC Canada.
The letter also instructed me to call 1-788-862-8558 as soon as possible. I tried this number several times without any sucess.
I mentioned this letter to my sister-in-law and she told me that it was all over the news and TV in Pennsylvania. I live in Maryland and did not see or read anything about it.
I tried to contact the Capital One bank but did not receive any info about this or a scam. I also went onto the Better Business site but was referred to the LA Lottery who also knew nothing. They all felt that it is a scam and I was told to shred the check .
After I found your web site, I made copies of the letter and the check. Both are now shredded for my safety.
Please let me know of any progress with this incident. Thank you.