This company sent me a letter which stated that they wanted to inform me of the official release of the 2007 Australian Sweepstakes Lottery held on April 27th 2007 in the 2nd category.
They gave me a ticket with serial numbers FC/A- 01984688599 which stated that I drew the lucky numbers 7-13-15-21-29-36-47.
This letter told we that they have been trying to contact me in regards to my winning 50000 US dollars...they sent me a check for 2500 us dollars and gave me a claim number of CA/J1013, and told me that I need to cash this at my bank and pay the taxes of 1950 us dollars, which I had to pay by money gram or western union.
It listed a # of 1-647-832-3347 to call and speak to my claim agent Mr. Dominic Adams to get instructions on claiming my winnings....I knew that this was a scam b/c I don't play the lottery. SO..I called the guy and he told me exactly what was on the letter..he told my when I withdraw the 1950 to pay taxes that I needed to send it by money gram to the following address:
350 King St West
North BaY Canada
This man stated that once they recvd the payment that I needed to call and giv him the confirmation # on the gram and that I would recv the rest of my payment in 48 hours.
However, this guy could not give me any different # to call and verify the bank or the check. The check had a bank on it named M$t Bank with a logo that said all the bank you'll ever need. This is a non-existent bank....there is no bank in canada by this name.....I hope we can all get together to catch these crooks. I still have the check and I do not plan on cashing it!!
small town, Indiana