I received a letter today from Zenith Financial and Trust for the amount of $4, 875.00. The check looked official and came from US Bank, Memphis, Mo 63555-1431. The letter stated that I had won $125, 000.00 US dollars.This was from a total prize money of $9 million US dollars that was shared and presented among the other 72 declared winners. They gave me a claim no. that was assigned to their North American Clains Affiliate. The amount above of $4, 875.00 has been deducted frommy winning. The sole purpose of the FIRST CHEQUE is for the payment of applicable Government Taxes on my big winnings. The tax amount is USD $2, 875.00 to be paid either by Western Union or Moneygram directly to the tax agent. They the letter proceeded to tell me not to use the check until I contacted my Claims Disbursement Agent with-in 10 business days/Larry Benson-1-416-939-69-58. There was no actual signature at the bottom of the letter.
I am not sure what to think about all this. I wanted to check things out before I proceeded any further.