If you ever recieve a letter from Pacific Lottery Corportation claiming you won large sums of money, and they send you a check to cover your applicable taxes on your winnings. I advise you NOT to respond or call them. They are nothing but a scam, they will ask you to deposit that check for it to clear, and when it does they will ask you to do a wire transfer/money transfer.
I've been a victim of this scam of theirs, after doing my due diligence and thought this company was legitimate I've been scammed/ripped off. Please report this to law enforcement and your local bank, don't and I mean't don't cash/deposit those checks because they may look real but they are nothing more but counterfeit, fraudulent checks. If you cash them, they will bounce and you will owe the debt.
When you contact law enforcement, give them the numbers that is beneath this letter and have them investigate it. Along with the phone number on their website. Have them track them down and put these low life criminals into jail for life. Thank you!
Here is the letter that I recieved, I will not enclose my name to protect myself from these con-artists.
Award Claim Final Notification
This is to inform you of the offical release of the 2006 Promotional Sweepstakes Lottery from PACIFIC LOTTERY CORPORATION held on August, 31 2005 in the 2nd category.
A ticket with the serial numbers (2 letters and ########### attached to your name drew the lucky winning numbers.
We have made many unsuccessful attempts to contact you regarding this winning. You are entitled to the sum of $###, ###.## US dollars. This is from the total prize money of $#, ###, ###.### US dollars that was shared and presented among 6 delcared winners. Please note that all the participants were selected through a random computer ballot system drawn from over 500, 000 names.
Your claim number is (Claim # here) and in accordance with our disbursement policy your prize award money has been forwaded to our clearing/disbursement instition to release your funds to you either by certified check or money order or wire transfer to your designated local bank account which you will provide.
To expedite the processing, enclosed is a check of $2, 995 US Dollars which has been deducted from your winnings.
You will use the enclosed check to pay for the applicable taxes on your winning.
The tax amount is USD $2, 825.00 to be paid either by Western Union or Moneygram.
Please contact your claims agent Mr. David Cohen at 1-902-412-3032 for further clarification and instructions on claiming your winning.