My husband received a letter in the mail stating that he had been selected as one of the winners in a lottery/sweepstakes draw held on May 16th 2007. He was entitled to the sum of $450, 000 payable by bank draft, money order, or certified check. Enclosed with this letter was a check in the amount of $2, 850. The purpose of the check was to assist in the payment of the Non-Resident Government Service Tax. The payment method for this was money gram or western union. The letter stated to call before we did anything with the check. The check was from the Cancer &Research Theray Center. When we called we were told to deposit the check and call them immediately so they could give us the information as to where to send the money gram for the taxes.
I became curious and looked the company up and found out that this was fraud. The letter also had several mistakes that i failed to catch at first glimpse. Small things like misspelled words and the dates didn't add up. The letter was dated May 20th, 2007 and said it was our FINAL NOTICE, yet the drawing we won was held on the 16th. I also looked up the bank that was listed on the check, Frost National Bank in San Antonia Texas. The website said it was a counterfeit cashiers check and overpayment fraud, and they told exactly the situation we were in. Luckily i did not take the check to my bank, and i didn't send them any money.
I am willing to call back and let them think i have deposited the check and am ready to send them the money just to see if i can get an address that will help you in tracking these people down. If i can assist in any way just let me know.