The letter I recieved reads:
IMPERIAL RANDOM DRAWS
This is to certify that:......
Winner Code: DSSP 64350
DATE: MARCH 20, 2007
You are hereby informed that after the just concluded MEGA 2000 held in BELFAST, IRELAND, you emerged as one of the winners in the third category. CONGRATULATIONS. Participants were selected via a computer ballot draw from One Million Five Hundred Thousand names(1,500,000) drawn from Europe, Asia, and North America. Your name attatched to coupon number 102-35485 with serial number 004-984 drew the lucky numbers of 12-23-15-27-33 which subsequently won the lottery in the third catagory. You have therefore been approved for the lump sum of $120,000.00 USD. This is from a total cash prize of $3,500,000.00 shared among (18) international winners in different catagories. This is am annual competition organised since the New Millennium in our nobel drive to go global.
A sponsor's check of $2,998.80 is enclosed to assist you finance your international clearance fees of $2,845.00. Your clearance fees should be forwarded to our designated NORTH AMERICA AGENT. However,you will recieve a total of $120,000.00 minus $6,000.00(5% Sponsor's Commission). Invariably, you will recieve a total of $114,000.00. Your agent will give you further details. In order to avoid double claiming or unwaranted taking advantage of this progam 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 you.
To commence your claim, contact your claim agent, LISA ROGERS, of EXPRESS FINANCIAL GROUP at 1140 Gateway Blvd.,Ste 202 Belfast,Ireland, an accredited agency to MEGA 2000 at 001-353-851507861.
Note that all prizes must be claimed not later than APRIL 6, 2007. Ensure you conatct your agent for the AUTHORIZATION AND ACTIVATION of your check.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Once more.
THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MEANEST JOKE THAT SOMEONE COULD PLAY ON US HARD WORKING AMERICANS THAT ARE BARELY GETTING BY. SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE, I DON'T CARE IF THEY ARE OVERSEAS OR ACROSS THE BORDER. REMINDER: IF YOU HAVE THE CHECK DON'T DEPOSIT IT!!!!!!!
THANKS ALOT BIG FAT LIARS