Received a letter, along with a very real looking check, stating I had won a sweepstakes/lottery and all I had to do was call them and verify my name and a check would be issued to me in 2 business days.
I have not worked for a month due to 2 little ones (one in a spider cast, the other in the hospital) and thought this couldn't come at a better time.
Due to my suspicious nature, when I got home I started to investigate the company. I checked for any complaints through the Better Business Bureau, both the U.S. and Canada and neither had a listing either through the company name, address nor phone number.
I then searched for the company on a search engine which brought me to complaint with numerous people who had received the same mail, with the same ticket number, serial number and reference number.
I am so thankful that I did my research first and feel for those who did get taken advantage of. I filed a report with the BBB and hope this will help others if they do their homework first. As my mom used to say to us, "If it sounds to good to be true, It probably is."