I received in the mail an envelope from Fidelity Securities Inc.. Inside the envelope was a letter and a check. The check was made out to me and was dated 11/10/2008. The amount of the check was $4875.00. The check included my name and address. The company name and address on the check was Fidelity Securities, Inc., 1834 E. 22nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90058. The check was signed by Douglas P. Strief.
The letter stated that I was the declared winner of North American Sweeptakes Lottery and I was entitled to the sum of $125, 000.00 US dollars. They gave me a claim number XLA/CK-0213. They said that the enclosed check $4875.00 was deducted from my winnings. The sole purpurse of the "First Check" was for govenment taxes.
The tax amount would be $2, 875.00 to be paid by me either Western Union or Moneygram direct to the tax agent.
They stated that I should not attempt to use the check until I call them. And I should keep the winning CONFIDENTIAL until my claim was processed to avoid unscrupulous acts by non participants taking advantage of this program.
I was instructed to call the claims/disbursment agent Mrs. Nicole Sutherland. Direct Line: 416/823/5306. The letter was signed by Bryan Morgan.
You hava a similiar report posted #381120 but they used the company name of Safeway Rewards and Trust. We need to stop this type of scam. They should be made to pay the winnings that were supposely won.