This is a letter sent through the US mail without a return address. Enclosed was a check for $4,875.00 (US dollars) and $2,950 of it is supposed to be sent via moneygram or western union to a tax agent then the remaining big winning of $245,125 is supposed to be sent via FedEx once that's paid. It says I've been a sweepstakes winner.
When called and confronted with this fraudulent situation, he became short with me and tried everything he could to convince me that it was real. This check cannot be used until the phone call is made. Then the check is to be deposited and another phone call is to be made to get the name and info for the agent the $ is to be sent to.
The check is supposedly from suntrust bank in Orlando, FL and the Company who is supposedly holds the account is Financial Trust Services of Tampa, FL. The check is signed by Joanne Harvest Korev and it looks completely real. The letter is signed by Mrs. Jaqueline Ryback "promotion manager" and the person I had to call was Mr. RIchard Clair. When first called, voicemail answered and said it was full, but when called back right after, someone answered. Then, I had to call back in 20 minutes so he could have time to retrieve my file.
Suntrust says accounts are picked at random by this Claim Company in Canada but the check is not good. If you deposit this check and send the "tax money" you will be out $2,950 and will never be able to get it back. The check will not clear but your cash will be gone and your account left with a negative balance.
Please, do not believe these frauds. Confront them and report them on here. Even report them to your local police. This MUST be stopped. Suntrust bank has information about these types of fraud on their homepage-- Visit it and educate yourself; this fraud is done via email, snailmail, and phone. We aren't safe at all from these frauds. Tell everyone you know about this type of fraud.
Also, I asked how they could choose me as a winner to a sweepstakes that I never entered and they said that names are randomly drawn form palces like Walmart, Sears and other popular stores and then they aske "Have you shopped at any of these in the last six months?" It's all BS!