I received a letter from Capital Distribution Group without having contacted them, entered any competitions or promotions. They offered 9000.00 either as a 1 off payment or in three installments if I completed an Official Claim Release Form and paid them a release fee of 19.95 either by cash, cheque, postal order, Visa, Mastercard or by any other card. The letter was from "Sandy Peterson" Payments Officer, Capital Distribution Group and stated that there was an official 7 day deadline to claim the money.
They also requested the 3 digit security number on the back of a credit card, if this method of paying them 19.95 was chosen. Their offer was completely unsolicited and to my knowledge I had never willingly or unwillingly contacted these people before. They obviously have access to names and addresses of people in the UK who they believe will part with the processing/delivery fee in order to claim a non-existent sum of money.
This is an obvious scam and could lead to people not only parting with a fee but also providing sensitive financial details (bank account numbers, credit card numbers etc) which could be dishonestly used in the future. The letter looks and feels very genuine, very professional and not unlike many promotions from reputable companies.