I received a letter from PCH stating that I was the 3rd place winner of record and here is a check for $5, 889.00 for "outstanding fees that have not been covered by PCH directly". After some research (cuz I know I couldn't be that lucky), I found out it is a scam. I only found out by calling B of A and verifying the account number. They will not verify funds, but they will tell you if the account number you are calling on is valid. So here is all the info I can give. I wish we could upload files, I have the letter and check scanned.
PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE
Raymond James - Chief Financial Officer
Judith Bensen - Representative - 1-(888)-690-9874 Ext #1
Harvey Armstrong - Internal Revenue Agent - 1-(514)-699-2389
BANK OF AMERICA
1330 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(Real Bank, Real Address, Fake Bank Account Number, I called.)
LAWRENCE TRACTOR CO. (Name of company who cut check)
Highway 198 & 91/8 Ave.
Hanford, CA 93230
(Real Company, Street Address Is Incorrect)
MARTHA STEWART LIVING MAGAZINE
Sponsor of the 15 Million Dollar Grand Prize Draw
This is all the information on the letter that I received. I received it on August 11th, 2008. It is dated August 4th 2008. It is post dated August 8th, 2008. The stamp on the envelope says Canada. No other info is on the envelope.
I haven't made the phone call yet, but I will and will add that to this report tomorrow. I hope this is enough to save at least 1 unsuspecting person before it is too late.