We received a check in the mail a few days ago for $4150 and the letter said that we needed to send back $2, 950 with the assurance that if we did that we would get our prize money of $95, 000. Sounded fishy so i check the reports on this website and found a similar report. The letter said we were suppose to contact a lawyer at Hallmark LLC. named Andrew Wallace for more details. Andrew said the he was a indeed a lawyer and that we had won a sweepstake because we were shoppers at Walmart, target or Costco other participating stores. He said to deposit the check and when the funds came available the next day to sent the $2, 950 to a lady in Canada named Judith Johnson in Barrie Ontario.
So being very suspicious we deposited the money into our savings account and decided to wait the whole 7 days for the bank to confirm and receive the money. Sure enough it didn't clear. The people at the bank were confused because the check was very official and legitimate looking. They got it back with the report that it was a fake check. The bank on the check was Chase USA, Wilmington DE. So our bank said it was good we didn't spend it or we would have had to pay it back to the bank. Our bank did not charge us anything to try depositing it.
Please tell the FBI to look into this opporation since it has been reported with the same telephone number before under different names.