I, too, received a check in the amount of $1990.00 as the tax and clearance fee for my supposed winnings. When I called the #, I got an anserwing machine. The problem is, I just deposited the check in my bank's night drop. I guess I'll have to go there in the morning and ask them for it back. What a royal pain!!!
I had entered several contests, and didn't really pay much attention to it. It was even drawn on the bank that holds my mortgage! The unsuspecting party was the University of California's Human Resources and Benefits Fund! I wish I had seen this site before going to the bank. Oh well, live and learn. Any atty's out there who are filing a class action suit, please include me.