I just received a letter that the ROYAL BRITISH LOTTO was held in London and I 'emerged' one of the winners. My name was attached to a ticket that was drawn.
To win something you usually have to enter to begin with. I did not.
There was a check in it and the name on the top wasn't even affiliated with any lottery and is based in the U.S. and the number and address on the letter was Winnepeg.
The check was for $2, 998.40 and that I'd be receiving a total of $115, 500 minus $7, 854 (6.8% Sponsor's Commission).
It is an 'assistance' check to enable me to finance the international clearance fees of $2, 844.50. The clearance fee should be remitted to our designated North American Agent.
I read this letter and let my husband read it too. We thought it was some loan company trying to get us to cash the check and then all of a sudden we have this loan we have to pay back.
We called the number and the contact person was unavailable (of course) and we left our name and number for her to call us back which she did the next day but we weren't available and she left a message.
We knew the letter wasn't for real but we wanted to know what it was all about anyway so we called again after the weekend. Answering machine but no room to leave a message.
We received that letter on Friday. On Monday we had another letter, from another group, with another check but from a different 'account'.
This letter reads pretty much the same. The amounts are different, the name of the lotto is different, but basically the same concept. I'm filing another rip off report for that one.