I want to add to another report filed on this company by a lady from Idaho (search for "MXI Financial Inc" to see it), that I also got a letter today, which congratulated me on my winning of a $99, 000.00 lump sum payment.
Included is a check for $4, 866.00 that looks very legit.
This letter asks me to contact one of 2 listed agents for activation of the check and further instructions.
At the very bottom of the letter, there is the following info (verbatim):
NOTE: Non resident transit fee (NRTF) is made payable to the Tax Agent as below:
163 AIRPORT RD
CANADA A1B 3X5
The Fee: US $2, 950.00 (two thousand, nine hundred and fifty dollars).
Payment Method: Money Gram location at your local Wal-Mart or Western Union in Stores in your Area.
Luckily (well, not really so), I have been a victim of a scam before (when I was much younger), so I spotted the TRAP quickly: NOBODY should be asked to send their money with a payment method of Money Gram or Western Union.
It is like sending cash- it's untraceable!
If anyone ever asks you to send them money by these methods, you can be absolutely sure THAT IS A SCAM!
THE LEAST that you should do is try to RESEARCH THE COMPANY, and the addresses given on whatever letter/check you got, on the Web. That's what I did just now, and I found this report of a scam written by a less fortunate lady.
So, I sympathize with the lady from Idaho, she will never see her money again, but let that be a valuable lesson for many other nice and naive people:
No matter how legit the check/ offer looks or sounds like,
if someone is asking you for cash (or equivalent) before you can get a promised reward/ winning, RUN AWAY from them!
Plus, be so kind as to not to forget to post your experience here, so that you can save another person from such disaster!
Hopefully, this will be of some help to someone out there : )
Props to the owner of this site!