This morning I was awaken by a knocking on my door by the mailwoman. I signed a paper and got my mail. I opened the letter that I had to sign for and enclosed was an official-looking check for the sum of $4, 875.00 US dollars. I was ecstatic! I immediately called my father and told him about it. He was already skeptic of the whole idea. I called the number (1-416-939-69-58) and talked to a man who sounded African and really couldn't understand exactly what he was saying. I suppose it was "Paul Lawson" - the person that the letter was supposedly from. I did as he said and went to my bank and put the money in.
Then i called him back. He said that on Monday I would need to send $2, 875 of my winnings to a woman named Sharon Davis at 1155 French Ave. West M9V-4M2 Toronto, Canada through Western Union first thing in the morning. He also said that the rest of my $125, 000 winnings would be coming through Fed-Ex mail between 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. on Monday. I had been talking to my father this whole time about the process. He told me to get on Google and look up the company to see what i could find about them. I found numerous cases of this fraud.
I figured it was a scam now also so i set up an appointment with the bank to talk to them, some lawyers, and maybe some government officials Monday morning. I hope to bring these people down and get some justice.
Also a good piece of information is this... I am only 17 years old and therefore am not eligible to receive lottery winnings or any winnings for that matter due to me being a minor. This just goes to show that this scam can happen to anybody. Be careful.
And thank you God for giving me this information before I made a real mistake.