In June 2007, I received a letter from Zurich & Shaw Financial Group. The letter stated, ' Congratulations on your success as one of the winners of the North American Utilities draw held on Monday, April 12th 2007.' It stated that my telephone/utility bill was selected through a computer ballot system and that I had won a sum of $46, 500.00USD Cash. This firm sent me a check in the amount of $2850.00 to 'cover the cost of the charges and fees needed to collect my prize.'
It also instructed me to keep this letter and my winning confidential until my prize money was received to avoid mulitple claims. I was to contact my payment coordinator, Mr. Kingsley Dean or Mrs. Sylvia Park at 1-306-351-0173 as soon as I received my notice and must collect my prize no later then July 2nd, 2007. It was signed by a James Mack.
The check that was sent had a tottally different address then that on the letterhead. The address on the check: Meridian IQ, 555 East County Line road, suite 101, PO Box 550, Greenwood, Indiana 46142-0550 (check by Bank one, Columbus, OH).On the letter :2626 14th Avenue, Regina, SK S4N OA1 with the telephone numbers of 1-306-880-4873 : 1-306-351-4286. When I attempted to call each of these 3 numbers, I always got an answering machine, and it didn't matter what time of day I called. Anyway, all that was send to me, you could see it was just copies and not actual documents.