On August 27, 2009 I received a Letter with no Addressee on it, postmarked from Canada. The Letter enclosed was from a company named EURONET WORLDWIDE in Cerritos, CA, which is in fact a legit company. The letter read:
We are please to inform you that you are on e of the lucky winners in the second category of GOLDEN CASINO GROUP. A Compensation Draw also known as US LOTTO. Entry MP-249-Y14 was attached to your name and matched the fist two lucky numbers: 19-22-36-5+17. Hence making me a winner! and approved for a lump sum of $63,000.00 payable to me by Certified Guaranteed Check.
With this letter was enclosed a very real check for $2.376.60, which was sent so that I will pay the Tax Clearance and Handling fees mandatory to satisfy official laws and income tax protocols, as mandated by the United States government gamin regulations. But I would have to contact my Claim agent for more details, before depositing the check into my bank. The information for the agent was Jay Omar at 604-719-5915, which is a # in Canada, from a company named FIDO SOLUTIONS INC.
Ok so this sounds so good right? Well as I did some searching online to check out the companies I noticed it made no sense that the letter is from a company in California with a phone # from Canada and the check was being sent from a bank in Texas (City Bank) from a company named ALL-STATE DISTRIBUTORS which is Fence and Supply Co. I leave it to you to agree or disagree with me that this has SCAM written all over it, and I am being smart to keep myself from trying to see if it is real. If anyone does have any more of these stories, do report them and let other know about Fido and others doing this kinds of Scams.