This company claims that I was a winner of $50, 000 of un-claimed money. Enclosed was a check for $2, 962.30. They said that the check MUST be deposited into a bank account only to pay for processing fees and international taxes. Also I had to deposit the check before October 4th or else the winnings would be forfeited.
The amount of $2, 962.30 was an advance payment of the winnings and the rest of the money would be rewarded after the processing and deposit of the check.
I was supposedly selected through a computer ballot system drawn from readers digest, publishers clearing house, computer games, sweepstakes data base, from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America.
The check definately looked very real, the bank on the check was from a bank in Minnesota. A claim number and a phone munber for my "Claim Agent" was included
Heres the fishy thing about this, the bank on the check is from Minnesota, while the area code of the number they want me to call is in Canada, and St Thomas, Virgin Islands is located just east of Puerto Rico.