I got the same letter in the mail! I called them just to see what they had to say, and when I asked the lady what the gimmick was behind this she hung up on me. At the point I knew this was scam, so I called them back to mess with them. Another woman answered the phone and I told her I was hung up on and needed to speak with someone to give me more information which she replied with "Well what did you do ma'am?" RED FLAG!!! I didn't do anything!!! So she puts the associate I was first talking with back on the phone who tells me we must have been disconnected...RIGHT! So she continues on her schpeel of how I have won this money and must pay Canadian taxes on it. I interject and tell her I am not paying takes on anything that I havent purchased or don't want to which she replies that none of the money comes out of my own pocket, but instead from my winnings. So again, I let her keep going just to see exactly what else she could come up with. A little bit more time goes by and I am offically tired of listening to her read off of the sheet of paper in front of her, when I cut in and say "Ok look, I am looking at complaint reports on /link removed/ and https://www.complaintsboard.com
about how your company is a fraud, I don't want to be bothered listening to this anymore." Her response is classic!!! She replied with "Ya know what ma'am you are a b!tch!" I said back to her "If you were a legitmate company you certainly wouldnt be calling your customers "b!tches!" To which she replied with the ever so appropriate "Just go f$%k yourself!" She repeated this phrase about 8 times while I tried to butt in reminding her that she was continually proving to me how NOT legitmate her company was. Finally when I realized I wasnt going to be able to get through to satan's spawn, I replied very juveniley with "No, you go f$%K yourself!" and hung up. The best part...my check was signed by Susan B. Anthony and Woodrow Wilson. Hahaha what a joke! I want to call this company back and keep messing with them, asking for Susan or Woodrow directly to thank them personally for my check! How people live with themselves I will never understand...but do yourself a favor and immediately shred any documents you receive from Allstate Financial, unless you want to call them for a good laugh!