Something feels to good to be true….Trust your gut instincts!
I was given a letter with what appeared to be a real authentic check from Wells Fargo Bank check. Declared that I was a winner of this sweepstakes held Dec 19, 2008 in the 2nd category.
The letter gave me a claim number and said “We urge you to keep this winning CONFIDENTIAL until your claim has been processed and your cash remitted to you as this is part our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non participant taking advantage of this program.
The sole purpose of the FIRST CHECK ( amt. 4875 US dollars) is for the payment of applicable GOVERNMENT TAXES on your big winnings. Government taxes cannot be deducted from the winning amount because of the insurance bond policy coverage. The tax amount is USD $2,875 to be paid either by WESTERN UNION OR MONEYGRAM directly to the tax agent.
In accordance with our disbursement policy your prize award money has been forwarded to our Clearing/disbursement institution to release your funds to you.
(CLAIMS/DISBURSEMENT AGENT) MR. HOWARD BLUE
MAUREEN LAWSON (Promotion Manager).
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Be careful if you call the number….these guys are dumb smart! Identity theft might happen just by calling and pressing numbers to get to office line 1. To get access of your line to call long distance. Call the bank to the check address and go to authorities. PREVENT FRAUD!