On Friday, August 8, 2008 I received a notice and a check in the mail for the amount of $4, 875.00. I was extremly happy it couldn't have come at a better time. I opened the letter and started reading it. For some strange reason a flag went up. So I called the number on the notice, I couldn't get through. So i went online and type in the name of the bank and it was a real bank so that made me very happy. Then I tried calling the number again and I got through. they told me to deposit the check in my account and call them back when I was through. It was last Friday afternoon so I couldn't make it to the bank.
I called them back and asked them, "why can't I just take the check to a check cashing place and cash it? " They told me that it wasn't a cashiers check and it would have to be deposited in my account just to make sure I am the person whos name appears on the check. So I didn't argue with him. I called my bank and asked them some questions about depositing the check in m, y account. I explained to them where it came from and all the details the man gave me on the phone. She quickly let me know that it might not be a good idea especially if I didn't remeber entering a sweepstakes.
So on Monday morning I went on the internet To see if I could find out any more imformation about this lottery. I Googled, City Global Financial Trust and a bunch of rip off reports showed up. I did'nt even have to look hard. They were the first two items when the page opened up.
Thank you very much for helping me not become another victim.