I received a letter from Time Universal Gaming claiming to be an award notification certificate, along with a check for $3, 100.
"This is to inform you of the release of the ECASINO GAMING SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY held on the 28th of March, 2007. Your name attached to ticket number 320-3255-241 consequently won in the 1st category of the draw. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum payout of USD$68, 000.00 (SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS) in cash credited to your ticket number 320-3255-241. This is from a total cash prize draw of USD$408, 000.00 (FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHT THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS) shared amongst 6 winners . CONGRATULATIONS!
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 500, 000 website signee names in North America as part of our North American Promotions Program conducted bi-annually. We advise that you keep your award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your winnings are remitted to you to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this promotion .
Enclosed is a check of USD$3100.00 (THREE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED (U.S DOLLARS) payable to you in order for you to pay your accounting, tax processing and clearance fees for your prize. These fees are supposed to be paid before your prize balance is remitted to you. This amount has been deducted from your total winnings to facilitate the payment of these fees before you can receive your lumpsum payout.
To begin your prize claim kindly deposit your check and allow 24 to 48 hours of the check to clear .You can then contact your claims agent on 1 (613) 255 -3916
at our head office for the processing and remittance of your winning prize money to a destination of your choice .Our office hours are Mon-Fri ; 9am to 8pm and Sat ; 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).