I received a letter stating I won a consumer's reward program lottery and have been approved for the lump sum payment of $39000.00 credited to an account with my claim number. They also enclosed a check for $3950.00 to enable me to pay for the applicable tax. It was also deducted from the lump sum in order to facilitate speedy and hassle free processing of my claim.
It didn't make sense that they tried to contact me about this on April 25, 2008 yet the drawing wasn't held until May 2, 2008. Trust me as much as I wanted this to be true, I had a gut feeling it was a total scam. I do fill out consumer surveys and the such but when a letter comes addressed from Canada and a check from Michigan, that just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I hope that noone gets caught up in this scam, so we need to get this stopped asap.