A few weeks ago I had a telephone call from "National Sweepstakes" saying I had won $250, 000. Oh wonder of wonders, I did NOT believe her and told her it was no doubt a scam. She insisted it wasn't and urged me to call 1 876 586 5954. Of course I didn't. Two hours later, a call back "Why didn't you call? ".
I told her this time to donate the winnings to charity in my behalf. Research revealed that telephone number was in Jamaica and I filed a complaint with donotcall.gov. They have identified this as fraud.
So, now I have received this very real looking check for $3900 written on Alliance Bank (Is there such a bank? No address was given) in behalf of a company called Hydrologic Inc in Plymouth, MN. enclosed in a letter from Office of Vennessa Robert (Vice President Finance) Standard Trust Financial in Nova Scotia. B4A1E6 (no city name was provided .. just street address of 1550 Bedford Highway)
It is FINAL NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED WINNING and gives Claim # and advises me to call my assigned claim agent "RON CLARK at 647 686 3102 for further instruction and clarification.
This for a winning ticket in the second category of the LOTTO 649 CONTEST where I presumably won $250, 000 and will be able to collect after I pay government taxes of $2985 to be paid by MONEY GRAM at any Walmart Store.
Can't these idiots be brought down by mail fraud?