1st Capital Financial Services in Canada is running a scam, they are sending fraud sweepstakes checks in the amount of $4, 290.00 as an initial payment. They claim you won a total of $170, 000.00 and ask you send them a Tarriff payment of $2, 900.00. They tell you this payment must be paid before you can cash the initial payment to you. They then go on to say once the $2, 900.00 payment is received, they will send you the final payment of $165, 710.00. This is total fraud, a total scam.
They ask you to deposit the check and call them as soon as you deposit it. then they will furnish you with a name and address of a "tax" person who you need to send the $2, 900.00 payment to for processing your claim.