I received a letter in the mail on November 25th from First Advantage Financial saying: FINAL NOTICE. We are pleased to advise you that you are one of the winners in the second category of lottery drew held on September 29th 2006, and therefore entitled to the sume of US $275, 000.00 payable to me by bank draft, certified check, or money order.
Enclosed was a check for US $3, 600.00 which was deducted from my winnings.
They said the purpose for this check is for the payment of Non Resident Government Service Tax (GST) Payable in Canada.
The tax amount is $2, 800.00 to be paid by MONEY GRAM.
And then says to immediately contact my assigned claims agent PAUL IVANROWSKY at 1-514-583-6258.
Signed yours truly Courtney Thurman (Promotions Manager)
When I called the phone number, Paul Ivanrowsky anwsered and immediately took my phone number and told me he would call me back in 5 minutes.
As I was waiting for him to call me back, I did some investigating online, and found that the address on the check is to an A B Wyatt. The bank on the check is COLONIAL BANK with no address or phone number. I looked up First Advantage Inc., and found that they are a mortgage company.
I took the check to my bank, and asked them to verify the funds on this check before depositing it into my account. I find out on Monday if it's fraudelent or not.
There's nothing for free in life especially free money!!!
I WILL UPDATE WHEN I FIND OUT ON MONDAY!!!