Liberty Financial Corporation Resource Management & Payment Center Bogus Lottery Winning New York, New York
I received a letter in the mail stating that I won $125,000. Here is what the letter said.
Liberty Financial in association with Liberty Lottery Corp. is pleased to inform you of the North America Prize Pool, held on 14th of May; 2008. Due to the mix up in the numbers and names, the results were released on the 13th of June;2008. Your name attached to ticket number743-2876-634 with serial number 5432-46 drew the luck number of 5-10-32-24-14-28, which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category. You have been approved for the lump sum payout of $125,000 USD. The winning prize of $2,500,000 USD (Two million five hundred thousand US Dollars Only), you are among (Twenty) winners in this category. Congratulations!!! Your fund is now deposited with the security company and insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some number and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claim has been processed and your check mailed to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.
Subject to this notification you just received, we have secured some amount for you through one of our financial sponsors against this winning. This is required amount needed to pay for all the service charges including capital gain tax locally, involving your recent winning notification, saving you the trouble of trying to raise the necessary amount required. All winners are subject to security verification and proof of ownership might be required.
THE ENCLOSED CHECK IS NOT VALID UNTIL YOU HAVE CONTACTED OUR OFFICE!!! Taxes (GST)2% $2,500.00 Administrative Cost $1,100.75
Bank Draft Payment of $125,000.00 less the taxes and administrative cost will be mailed to you before the deadline the official time line leagally required for settlements.
Call Sandra or Mike your assigned claim agent on (1-289-888-2650) between the hours of 10:00AM-7:30PM eastern time, Monday to Friday, 10:00AM-3:00PM on Saturday. Always quote your (Ref# and Batch#) Please note that all prizes must be claimed not later than 15th of August 2008. We shall assume this funds as unclaimed then automatically null and void all processes and claim.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Sincerely, CHRIS ANDERSON (Promotion Manager)
I called the number and the guy I talked to said to deposit the check in my account and call back in 48 hrs.I called back & he said to draw it out & send it to some guy in Washington state.
Now here comes the kinda cool part, I left the check in the bank for 5 days. On the 5th day the money was still in my account, so remembering the old say that a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, I drew it out & spent it on bills I owed & got them all payed off. My thinking was that I won this lottery , why should I send in money to another company & take a chance on not having nothing. Well, I said it was kinda cool, my bank president was waiting for me when I got home & told me the check was not real & now I owed the bank the $3830.00. I showed him the letter & told him my thinking & went to my bank & got everything straightend out. Now it is as if I got a intrest free loan from my bank. A lot of people have told me that was a stupid thing to do, but instead of a bunch of small bills now that have intrest rates tagged to them, now I just have one bill... INTREST FREE, payable over the next 24 months @ $164.00/month
But I wouldn't advise anyone to try this. I just got lucky with my bank.