On July 18, 2008 I received in the mail a letter with a check enclosed. It stated that I had won $38, 000 in a lottery drawing held on May 16, 2008. The check was for $3800 and according to the letter it was to pay any taxes. The check was drawn on a bank in Connecticut, according to the routing # used. I tried contacting the bank, but only got a answering machine. The check looks like alot of "refund" checks I get from different manufacturers on their products.
I called the number given and was told to deposit the check in my account and call back on July 18, 2008 for info on getting the rest of the money. This made me even more suspect. I called the US Postal Service to see if they had any info on this company or the like. I was told that it sounded like a scam and they took a report.
The letter also stated that "ALL PRICES MUST BE CLAIMED BY JULY 31, 2008."
The last thing that made me nervous was the 2 names on the letter were "Chris Gilmore and Nadia diaz", but when I called both had Spanish accents.
Needless to say, I did not deposit the check. In fact, I'm keeping it along with the check & envelope just in case some authority wants it.