This is a word for word letter I received from a "company" calling themselves Inter-Global Lotto.
We are pleased to inform you of the release today,the 6th of November,2006.,the results of Inter-Global Sweepstakes Lottery/Free Lotto Promotion Program held in Amsterdam,Netherlands on the 24th day of October,2006. Your name attached to ticket number 066542 drew the lucky numbers which consequently won te lottery in the third category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of US$120,000(one hundred twenty thousand dollars only) in cash credited to file:TDE788785/02. This is from a total cash prize of US $7,853.180.00(seven million,eight hundred fifty three thousand one hundred and eighty dollars)shared among all international winners in this category.
We have secured the required amount you need to pay for all the tax and service charges reguarding your winning.A lump sum payment of US$120,000 will be remitted to your designated account or on a certified cheque will be hand delivered to your home as soon as the payments are completed.We have today enclosed a cheque for the amount of $1,998.00 which is required to be paid. This check is from one of our financial sponsors and it is intended to help pay your taxes.
To begin your claim,all North American winners should contact the international claim agent, at 1-306-351-5311 for directives on validation/remittance procedures. Remember,all winning entitlements must be claimed on or before 1st December,2006. After this date,all funds will be returned to the Inter-Global Sweepstakes as unclaimed.Congratulations once again from our staffs and management and thank you for being part of our promotion.
I have done tons of research on scams,I have called this number and a number that a person who had received the same letter was told to call.The number are form a wirless company in Canada called Fido Solutions.The people aren't real and they just want you to cash a fraudalent check to send them real cash.According to the ALberta,Canada Constable who I spoke with because the so called Citizens bank the check was issued from is located there needless to say it was another cell number,told me that this is happening a lot and that sweepstaked don't require ANY type of transactions between yourself and that company taxes are automatically taken out.The so called bak hung up on me when I requested the check be verified by routing number and they finally answered olny to hang up again when I called on blocked number.They do have caller ids to tell who is calling so they can play their "roles".Please beware of this and if you don't believe this because I read things about this "company"on this site and was still going to follow throough,so your own research call operators with the numbers to verify them,check on the internet and keep this in mind IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUW IT PROBABLY IS!!