Hi, I recieved a check in the mail that looked real and legitimate in the amount of $4875.00 on Friday, October 24, 2008. I looked at the check and thought to myself that it looks real and I even held it up in the air and said O.k.
I took the check to the bank and deposited it on Friday afternoon. The bank said the check will take up to 7 days to clear. Well on Saturday, I showed the letter to my sister and I started telling her that I have a funny feeling that something is not right. I got my lap top computer out and typed Universal Rewards & Trust in the google box and guess what? The first search "Ripoff" Please do not attempt to cash but I already took the check to the bank. I got my phone and called the bank but they are closed until tomorrow morning to put a stop on the check.
Right now I am scared and do not know what to do; it is 11:00 pm at night. Can anyone arrest these people for lying and ripping people off!
I called the number on the letter and a foriegn man maybe haiti culture answered the phone which seems like a cellular phone number and I heard like an echo in the background. He ask me where did I want the cashier check to be sent and I gave him my job address; I am really upset and scared. I have had chest pains since founding out that this is not real and is a scandal.
The man told me to send $2875.00 to the government for taxes. I proceed to tell him if I won look like I should pay the taxes myself to IRS and no to them; that is what made me decide to look into it. He told me that a Brenda Joyce is the reciever for the company of the winnings and the green and white form I send is a western union form and what to put on it. I kept the information that he gave me.
These people needs to in prison for a long, long time for ripping off people. Please help me!
belle glade, Florida