I received in the mail by U.S postal service, a letter containing a check of $3765.oo. the letter stated: final notification of award claim. a ticket number with serial numbers FS 00320026570 attached to my name drew the lucky numbers 01-17-18-24-31-37-40. The letter said that "THEY" have made several unsuccessful attempts to get in contact with me, and i was entitled to the sum of $50,000. this was froma total winning of $250,000. It says that i was selected through a random computer ballot system. It goes on to state my claim number PRN/AW-00439 and that my prize money was forwarded to to their clearing/disbursement instition to release the funds by certified check or money order. HELLO the foreign woman whom i spoke with said that a camera crew, balloons and the check would be presented to me at my home, not by certified check or money order. the letter continues with with telling me that to expidite the processing, enclosed is a check of $3,765.00 which has been deducted from my winnings. It informed me that i would be using some of this money to pay applicable taxes. in bold print it says "The tax amount is either to be paid by MONEYGRAM or WESTERN UNION. Directions follow on stating to deposit the check call back the claim agent "Mrs. Angela Watts" and her number 1-866-812-6674 ext 1 during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern standard time. So stupid me who has not a dollar to my name convinced myself that this is real. "OH MY GOSH"
I already planned to get a new car, loan my sister money for a down payment on the house she designed and so i called. Angela Watts spoke witha heavy accent and was very sharp on her answers to my questions. so i go to work tell the girls and they changed my estatic mood into a slumb. i called back angela watts and asked her to prove to me that this is not a scam. she swore of course but then came the part where i started believing that these crooks are screwing me over a lying to me. HOW DARE YOU LIE TO ME. I confronted the issue on when you win money the taxes are autiomatically taken out of the winning before you get it so why would i sent money western union? She said OH SOME OF IT IS TO PAY FOR CAMERA MEN AND BALLOONS. Hummmmmm. I asked where should i sent the moneyorder to and she would not tell me a location until i deposited the check and it cleared then she would give me further instructions. I called later on and told her i called the bank in texas where the check was from and the routing number is fake and the account is fake so the check was fake. Watts tried to tell me they aRE lying to me that the check is real. So i deposited it with no intention that it would clear and with no intention that i would have any consequences. After that i researched with a lawyer whom i know and the check was from a bank in texas and the building the letter was sent from was in a warehouse somewhere deep in the heart of texas with nothing for miles. also i came across a report ALERT2007 OCC Alert. stating almost the exact info including angela watts and her # saying the whole thing is a fraud and a scam. so i called watts back and told her it would be wise of her to look at this web site because her alias is stated and that the F.B.I was notified. I also told her that HOW DARE SHE LIE TO ME and that here in america we believe in what comes around goes around and the next morning the number was disconnected