My husband received several phone calls, sometimes 2 a day, for 3-4 days urgently telling him to call a certain number as he is the subject of a $450, 000.00 winner...I deleted and ignored these phone calls. Recently he received a check in the amount of $4, 800.00, telling him to contact an agent to activate the check so that the processing of the check could be made, also informing him the tax amount of $3, 750 should be paid and payable to "your tax agent". I called the claims agent, Jim Morris @ 1 778 321 2336 as the letter stated. An elderly gentleman answered the phone, sounded very foreign...I told him about the check; he asked what is the name...then he told me to have my husband call him; he didn't want to talk to me. I explained my husband has difficulty in hearing...He asked for the name, I gave it and then asked him, 'how did you get my husband's name'? and 'is this legitimate'? He never replied as he had hung up on me.
I went online...the check was drawn from M&T Bank in NY; couldn't get any information I wanted; the check's company name was Atlantic Supply Inc in Poughkeepsie, NY..online couldn't tell me anything other it is a contracting firm doing business globally...I tried to email one of the executives, couldn't get through. I finally checked out Access Financial Services and found many complaints about this sweepstakes. The Better Business Bureau in my hometown
had already told me it is a scam.