I recieved a check in the mail, along with a letter claiming that I had won 250, 000 dollars.The check was for 4, 980 dollars.I called the number and spoke to Lewis McGregor.He told me to deposit the check and then to call him back.
I guess at that point I was supposed to wire him 2995.00 dollars from that money.Well, after I had thought about it I called him back and told him that I would deposit the check but would not send him any money untill the check cleared.He said yes that is what I told you to do when you called before.
Funny I didn't remember it that way.Anyway I decided that I would open a savings account and deposit the check in it and see if it cleared.
I had no intention of ever contacting him again.I figured it was some kind of scam and I would just keep the money he sent.When I went to the bank to open the account I told them the check was contest winnings and I was a little wary about it.She asked if I had the letter with me, I said yes and showed it to her.She read it over and told me the check was more than likely fake.
I said, what have I got to lose? I'll put it in savings and if it clears I'll just keep the money.She told me that if it wasn't good I would have to pay some sort of fee and my checking account could also be froze.So I did'nt do it.I could have used the money too.I thought I could scam the scammer but I don't know what might happen if I cashed the check.