I received a letter that had a final notice on it . It stated that TD Financial was pleased to advice me that i was one of the winners in the second category of Sweepstake and lottery draw held on 2/01/08. It had a ticket number with a serial number. I was entitled to the sum of US450, 000.00 payable to me by bank draft, money order or certified check.
They sent me a check for the amount of 4975.00 which was deducted from my winnings. The purpose for this check was to assist me in paying for the Non Resident Taxes.
I called the number that was on the paper and I had spoken to George Bolton and he instructed me to deposit the check in the bank and call him after. I asked him if this company was legit and why they were not registered with the Better Business Bureau, he had no anwser. I took the check to the bank and explain everything to them. They said that the check was a real check but this was a scam because if i had deposited the check into my account I would have been responsible for the funds. One of the member of the bank call George Bolton and when they spoke to him and told him that the conversation over the phone was being recorded because they knew it was a scam, his line went dead. Therefore I did not deposit the check.
The letter they sent me had a tax agent (Patricia Fanson, 8737 Highstate Ave, Nelson, BC, Canada, Q4K 6M6. Also the Promotions Manager's name was Sam Garfield. Also I like to include that this is not the first time that I received a letter stating that won a sweepstakes that I never entered. So please if any one gets a letter like this do not fall for it. It is truly a SCAM