I received a plainly typed letter with no logos or emblems. It listed a claim number at the top and said: Final Notice, you are the second price winner in the MEGA LOTTERY draw held on APRIL 17th, 2009.
It gave a ticket serial number and said I drew the following lucky winning numbers: 7-8-17-35-44-49. I thought this was funny, since I had never played a lottery. It said my total winning was $125, 000 payable by bank draft, certified check, or money order. There was a check enclosed for $3, 650 and I had to pay taxes to Canada for Non Resident Government Service. I was to pay $2, 850 by WESTERN UNION. I was advised to contact KELVIN LAROWSKI at 1-866-431-49972 to activate the check before deposit in my bank and for instructions to receive my winnings. It was signed, CYNTHIA WINTERS, PROMOTIONS MANAGER.
I could tell right away this was all a hoax, because the letter was so plain and had punctuation and other errors. The check itself looked very real.
My concern is for some elderly people, who need money and my not be able to tell the is not real. We have got to stop this from happening.