I received a letter and a check in the mail. The letter stated that I was a winner of the "DE LOTTO SWITZERLAND SWEEPSTAKES" that was held on May, 15th, 2007.It stated that I was entitled to the sum of $250, 000.00, which was from a total prize money of 5 million that was shared and presented among 20 declared winners.it also stated that all participants were chosen from a random computer ballot system.
The check was made out for the amount of $4, 880.00.At the end of the letter it says to call the # listed before I cash the check, which right there is a red flag.I called the #, a man answered(he sounded to be of the asian race).He said that I can cash the check and for me to call him back right after. In the letter it also states that in the amount of $2975, needs to be paid by either Western Union or moneygram for taxes.Another RED FLAG!!! his intentions are to basically take your money, and give NOTHING to you!!! SO DON'T FALL FOR IT!
While on the phone w/ this man who calls himself "Mcgregor Lewis", I tried asking him what company he is from and why I would be receiving a random check. He said that those were silly questions.I tried asking more questions and he finally stated, "if you want to ask silly questions, don't call this # again!! " and hung up..PLEASE- don't fall for this.I would suggest not even calling at all to avoid the situation completely!