This Fraud stinks like an onion and has shown many layers. The location of this fraud was recieved in Southern Idaho
The latest letter was sent to a customer with a check from Safeco. The check is dated June 3, 2009 and it is post marked from Canada with these numbers 090804 22:58 V6B 3A0.082
The letter starts with a professional letter format complete with a claim# XOL-789782-JY.
RE; CERTIFIED CLAIM
We are pleased to advise you that your name has been drawn in the annual CONSUMER"S PROMOTIONAL DRAW, organized for both American and Canadian customers of the following major retailers e.g. Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Macy's, Home Depot, Zellers etc.
Your name was attached with the serial #532465 and was drawn out of a computer database. Therefore, you are entitled to the preliminary prize of $250,000.00 payable to you by means of a CERTIFIED CHECK, and will be delivered to you by a courier company.
Enclosed is a check for the amount of $4,980.00 US, this check has been provided to aide you in the mandatory payment of Non-Canadian Residential Tax, insurance, and delivery charges pertaining to your $250,000.00 winning. It should be noted that you are not required to make any payment by way of your own finances.
In order to successfully receive your winnings you must first contact your assigned claim's agent as listed below.
Claim Agent : Debra Richerdson: (778) 317-0492 (this is a real Safeco #)
Tax Agent : Jenny Lowers, 2203 Kenson Ave, Red Dear, Canada
Tax Amount; $4,769.56
Payment Method; Money Gram/Western Union
Senior Financial Executive