My husband received a letter from the Imperial Foundation Lotto along with a check for the amount of $2998.50. In the letter he was told to do certain things. He was told that he had to pay clearance fees of $2845.00 and they should be forwarded to there designated North America Agent. The letter also stated that he would receive a total of $120,000.00 minus $6000.00 (5% Sponsor Commission). The letter went on talking about how after he paid all the fees he would receive a total of $114,000.00. He was told to contact his claim agent Pamela Jones of Alpha Financiers for authorization and activation of his check. After I read the letter I knew it was a scam. Recently in our local newspaper they had an article about this happening to an elder lady around Christmas time and now she has to pay it all back because she didn't look into it. In the letter that my husband received there was one thing that caught my attention and it was this line " In order to avoid double claiming or unwaranted taking advantage of this program by participants and the public, we therefore strongly advise that you keep this award highly confidential as part of our security protocol until your winning has been processed and money remitted to." Another thing that got me suspicious about this was that the letter was talking about Dublin, Ireland, the check the postage was from Canada, and the check was from Comerica Bank Western Region out of California. I just hope that the people who read this will look at it and start checking these certain things out in these scam letters.