I recieved a letter a few days ago, that said the following
Author 79, 7765 AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS
FROM: THE DESK OF THE REGIONAL COORDINATOR
FREE LOTTO PROMOTIONS
November 8, 2006
We are pleased to inform you of the release today, the 8th day of November, 2006., the results of INTER-GLOBAL SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY/ FREE LOTTO PROMATION PROGRAM held in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS on the 24th day of October, 2006.
Your name attached to the TICKET NUMBER 066542 drew the lucky numbers which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of US $120, 000 (ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to file: TTE777784/01. This is from a total cash prize of US $7, 853.180.00 (SEVEN MILLION, EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DOLLARS) shared among all international winners in this category.
We have secured the required amount you need to pay for all the tax and service charges regarding your winnings. A lump sum payment of US $120, 000.00 will be remitted to your designated account or a certified cheque will be hand delivered to your home as soon as the payments are completed. We have today enclosed a cheque for the amount of US $1, 995.00 which is required to be paid. This check is from one of our financial sponsors and is intended to help pay your taxes.
To begin your claim, all North American Winners should contact the international claim Agent, at 1-604-338-4406 for directives on Validation/ Remittance procedures.
Remember, all winning entitlements must be claimed on or before 1ST DECEMBER, 2006. After this date, all funds will be return to the INTER-GLOBAL SWEEPSTAKES as unclaimed.
Congratulations once again from our staffs and management and thank you for being part of our promation.
This letter is word for word what i recieved in the mail. I called the number it gave me 1-604-338-4406 whitch is a vancouver BC number, I was told to go top my bank and either cash the check or deposit it and take the money out and then call them back for the instructions on what to do next.
The check i recieved was from Eastern Bank in Lynn Massachusetts so I called the number on the check and got a answering machine saying that the voice mail was full, the number is 519-721-5723 whitch is a Kitchner ON. number.
So i called the number back and told them that my bank would have to put a hold on the check untill it cleared and it could take up to 6 weeks, and i did not have the money in my account to send them. I was told that they had to recieve the cash by Dec. 1st or i would lose my winnings. I asked if i could just sign the check and send it to the tax place and they said no it had to be cash.. So that made me see how fake this scam really is.