My fiance' received via certifed mail a letter and check informing that he won the mega sweepstakes for Domtar Paper Company. He was told that he initially won $4, 750 and that $450, 000. was forthcoming AFTER he contacts Brian Davis, claims rep @ 778-889-1566 and follows instructions. My fiance' called Brian Davis who confirmed the claim # HR-002-475-WG and instructed (finance') to deposit the check (drawn on Chase Bank) into OUR bank account. A tax agent was also to be contacted thereafter.
The check looked legit, with watermarks and all. We even had an attorney look at the check, and he confirmed the "look of legitimacy."
I believe that once one deposits this/these fraudulent checks into their personal bank account, they ACCEPT this check, and, when it does not clear due to nonsufficient funds, one's personal funds are frozen, and meanwhile, these chisellers from pseudo-Capital Financial have the money...not to mention any other personal info one might have given inadvertently, or, what info to which these pirates might be entitled once the check is deposited!
Thank you to those who posted this scam on canada-complaints.com! It has saved us some time, misery and money. I hope those responsible are caught before innocent, gullible people are hurt! This is highway robbery!
Jody and Dan