Recieved a letter and check in the mail on June 12, 2007, The check was for $2, 980.00 and the letter read as follows!
RE:AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Congratulations on you success as one of the winners of NORTH AMERICAN UTLITIES draw held on Moday, April 12th, 2007. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system, drawn from 149, 000 telephone numbers and utilities bills of the individuals who sign up fro the services. Your ticket number: 62006, with the serial # 008 emerged as one of the winning tickets. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $46, 500.00USD cash, which is the winning payout for the series. This is from total prize money of $25, 234, 000.00 shared among the winners.
Our firm has secured, for the percentage surcharge to be paid as commission on your winning prize to the Lotto Regulatory Board, saving you the trouble. The check for $2, 980.00 USD enclosed covers the charges/fees required to be paid, prior to receiving you winning. Keep winning confidential until your prize money is received to avoid multiple claims.
Please call your payment coordinator Mr. Kingsley Dean or Mrs. Sylvia Park at 1-289-888-762 as soon as you receive this notice to assist you in finalizing the payment process. Awards are redeemable no later that July 2nd, 2007.
After getting this letter I called the number provided and talked to Jennifer Peters and she told me to cash the check and call her back. I told her I could not call her back because I couldn't call long distance. She said she would call me back at 5:00 the next day. So I took the check to get it cashed and see if this was real or fruad and they told me it was fraud, and the said either I sign a paper letting them shred the check or they were calling the law. I got a copy of the check, but I told them to shred it, because I didn't want any part of it. Jennifer Peters still has not called!