A friend received a letter from Metro Financial Trust in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
This letter claimed to be an Award Claim Notification for a sweepstakes & lottery draw entitling her to US$88, 250.
Enclosed, with the letter, was a check for US$3, 250, drawn on the bank account of Cinram, Inc., 1600 Rich Road, Richmond, Indiana at JPMorgan Chase Bank in Columbus, Ohio to be used towards paying her Non-Resident Government Tax (GST).
Believing that this was a scam and that the subsidiary company was now closed (based on an article posted on line at insideindianabusiness.com), I contacted the head office of Cinram and received a very prompt reply.
Sue Weber, an Executive Assistant at Cinram confirmed that this was a scam, that they were aware of it and had taken the appropriate action. She asked me to forward any of the documents that were received to her attention at Cinram International, Inc., 2255 Markham Road, Scarborough, ON M1B 2W3 so that she could pass them on to the proper authorities.