Received a letter stating I was a 'declared winner of Shoppers Sweepstakes held on Oct 5th in the 2nd category. Ticket no. 387450146 drew the lucky winning NO 38-44-66-79-91. As one of 20 declared winners, you are entitled to the sum of $250, 000.00 US Dollars shared from total prize money of $5 Million US Dollars. Your Claim number DH/SUL-0011 has been assigned to their North American Claims Affilitae.
Enclosed is a check in the amount of $ 4, 890.00 which has been deducted from your winnings. The sole purpose of this check is for the payment of applicable Government taxes on your big winnings. The tax amount is $2985.00 US dollars to be paid by either Moneygram or Western Union. Please do not attempt to use this check until you call. You are advised to contact your claims agent for further clarification within 5 business days. Contact name is Bob Morris 1-647-831-9535. Signed Yours Tr uly, Mary Long (Promotion Manager). I have taken no action at this time.
The check appears to be genuine and is identified as check number 228896 drawn on Premier Securities Inc.'s account (0041419) from Enterprise Bank, 150 N. Meramec, Clayton, MO 63105-3753.
This looks like a SCAM. Will follow up as additional info becomes available