I received a letter in the mail from this company. There was no return address on the letter, and the stamp was from Canada. When I opened the letter there was something stating that we (my husband and I) had won some Christmas drawing. It had a claim number and a number to call. The envelope also contained a check for $4, 550.00 from a LEGITIMATE company. I used to work at the bank so I inspected the check to see if it was an actual legitimate check. The water markings on the back were legit as was the heat sensor on the check. The letter stated that these funds were to pay taxes on 250, 000 prize that we had won. All we had to do was cash the check and send it back to them. We knew this was fraudulent so we took it to our local bank.
Here's the scam: They send you a letter stating that you have won money, once you go to the bank and you cash the check or deposit it, the bank is fronting you the money until it clears. Once you send the money back to the company the bank that the check came from will realize this is a fraudulent check. Because you cashed it or deposited it the other bank is going to come after YOU for the money. So now, you just paid some company money that you will never see again (nor will you see the 250, 000 dollars) and you are going to end up owing that $4, 550 dollars out of pocket back to the original bank. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! They will also have your bank account information and will have the ability to take money out of your bank account. DO NOT CASH THIS! DO NOT SEND IT BACK TO THEM! TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL BANK AND HAVE THEM SEND IT TO THEIR FRAUD DEPARTMENT. There are other complaints about this company, but they are not very informative. I wanted everyone to know the facts.
THIS IS NOT LEGITIMATE! DO NOT CASH THIS! DO NOT PUT THIS MONEY IN YOUR BANK! DO NOT EVEN CALL THE NUMBER ON THE LETTER!
TAKE THIS TO YOUR LOCAL BANK AND REPORT IT AS A FRAUD!!!!!!