PLEASE DO NOT CASH THE CHECK, CALL THE POLICE OR YOUR LOCAL FBI
The letter is as follows:
ATLANTIC FINANCE & TRUST
INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
1240 YOUNG ST. ONTARIO
M5g 2N7 CANADA
Date December 22nd 2008
CLAIM NO: AA-------3
WINNING FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you that you are one of the declared winners od DE-LOTTO NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY ON SHOPPERS held on TUESDAY SEP 30th 2008 in the 2nd category.
You are therefore entitled to the sum of $125,000.00 US dollars. This is from total prize money of $4 Million US dollars that was shared and presented among the other 31 declared winners. Please note that all the participants were selected through a random computer ballot system drawn from over 500,000 names
In accordance with our disbursement policy your prize award money has been forwarded to our Clearing / disbursement institution to release your funds to you.
Your claim number us AA -...-J-.. and has been assigned to our North American Claims Affiliate. To expedite the processing, enclosed is a check for $4,875.00 US dollars which has been deducted from your winning. The sole purpose of this FIRST CHECK is for the payment of applicable GOVERNMENT TAXES on your big winnings. Government taxes cannot be deducted from the winning amount because of the INSURANCE BOND POLICY COVERAGE.
The tax amount is USD $2,875 (TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS) to be paid by ( WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM ) DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT TAX AGENT.
Please do not attempt to use this check until you call. We urge you to keep this winning CONFIDENTIAL until your claim has been processed and your cash remitted to you as this is part our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulos acts by non parcicipants taking advantage of this program. You are advised to contact your claim agent immediately for further clarification as indicated below within 10 business day.
( CLAIM/DISBURSEMENT MANAGER ) MR. JOE MARTINS
DIRECT OFFICE LINE: 1-416-836-7993
Congratulations. B Mallardy
BROM MCBALLACK (President)
Office hours:8.00am (MON TO FRI) SAT: 9.00 TO 4.00pm. (EST)