I got a letter with a check in the mail. The check was for the amount of $6, 250.00 and was even signed in ink. The check said it was from the G&A Snack Distributing, Inc. Company. This company is real, I looked them up on the internet. The letters from the scammers must be getting better cause mine had no errors like one that I read about did, but it was all the same information other then that.
The letter stated as such:
MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT CENTER
Sweepstakes and E-Games Payment Verification Centre
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!!
REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT:
REF # CHIS/00052/CB/2007
ATTENTION: (Your Name)
SUBJECT: AWARD CLAIM FINAL NOTIFICATION
This is to inform you of the release of the North America Prize Pool as sponsored by a group of companies in North America. Your name attached to the sweepstakes number 628-8508-221 with a serial number of 7540-08 drew the lucky number 3-10-29-19-14-24 which consequently won the lottery draw in the second category. You have been approved for a payment of $100, 000.00 USD (One Hundred thousand US dollars only) in cash credited to the file the REF: CHIS/00052/CB/2007.
This is from a total cash prize of USD $ 3, 000.000.00 shared among (30) international winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
To expedite the processing, enclosed is a deposit check of $6, 250.00 US Dollars, which has been deducted from your winning. You will be using some of the money on this first check to pay for insurance fees. This is a requirement of the international lottery management body, which governs all lottery organization.
Please note that the tax associated with your winning has been paid and we will be sending out to you the Tax clearance letter along with the rest of your winning. There is a security code attached to the check, which has been put in place to ensure that fraudulent claims are not processed. The security code will be removed and the check activated as sson as you contact our office.
Here is a disbursement of breakdown of your total winning.
First payment&&&&$6, 250.00
Insurance fee&&&&$4, 200.00
Final payment&&&&$93, 750.00
Total payment&&&&$100, 000.00
Your final winning (bank draft) payment will be delivered to you within 48hours by courier (UPS or FEDEX) as soon as we receive a proof of the insurance payment of $4, 200.00
Please call Debra Wilson or Eric Williams your assinged claim agent on phone No. 1-647-722-0027 ext 1 for further instructions.
Once again Congratulations from the members of our staff. We look forward to hearing from you.
Prize Disbursement Officer
A red flag for me was that they wanted some of this money back in order for me to get the rest of the so called winnings. Plus I have heard of these before so I looked on the internet and found that this is a scam. Nobody should ever ask for money when you win money, And I had never entered any kind of lottery so I knew this was just unreal and had to be a scam.