Imagine my surprise that I am the latest winner (potential victim) in a long line of attempted rip-offs by this "company". I received a letter Nov 10, 2009 which reads: ----letter---- EVERGREEN FINANCIAL TRUST A division of Evergreen Employment Solutions Fax: 206 888 2700 RE: MArc xxxxxxx CLAIM NUMBER: EGFT20AN129WB November 04, 2009 Evergreen Financial Trust is currently holding winnings in your name from the Consumers survey poll conducted at the end of September 2009. The Poll is conducted randomly from the North American Consumer Database. Evergreen Financial Trust has a contract with the Consumer Survey Commission to release to you the total cash prize of $478,800.00 USD All prizes must be claimed by no later than December 24th 2009 at which time the unclaimed funds will be deemed null and void. These funds have now been deposited into a trust account in your name. Due to the Consumer Survey Rules and Regulations, we have to follow specific protocol prior to the release of these funds. PROTOCOL  Evergreen Financial Trust will remit these funds in one lumps sum payment.  We need to obtain a payment clearance and Anti-Money Laundering Certificate (AML) from the Consumer Survey Commission as well as the Treasury Department. There is a law which affects remittance of funds across North America.  Certificate of Entitlement [C.O.E] will be issued in your name to identify you with your full name and current address. Please be advised to keep it save once it is delivered to you.  There is a law that any capital gain is subject to both Federal and State taxes.  Due to the policy made by North American Consumer Survey Commission, every winning must be insured before delivery to avoid loss or false claim. Enclosed is a check for $4,000 USD. And will be deducted from your total sum of $478,000.00 in order to take care of the insurance.  You need to contact your claim analyst Mr. Winston Baker at 1-(647) 889-7002. Please have your claim number ready and available when contacting our office for proper identification and security purposes. Note: We have been receiving false claims on these winning, therefore we advise you to keep your claim matters confidential. Congratulations (signed) Andrew Cherry Disbursement Manager. The enclosed check will enable you to take care of the insurance and processing fees and must be paid in full to facilitate the release of your balance of $474,000.00. Please note that there is a hold on the enclosed check. You must call our office to have the funds released. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CLAIM ANALYST AT 1-(647) 889-7002. OFFICE: 3-3969 Montrose Rd. Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3A1. CA. 1-(647) 865-1755 ----end of letter---- All those incredible sounding and completely false names! Wow! They operate out of Canada, yet their fax and contact numbers are in Washington. That is not too much of a stretch, honestly, but enough to make most people start questioning the validity of the offer. Sure enough, none of the corporations exist. (((Redacted)))
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