Alliance Financial And Trust / Awful experience
My mom had received a letter, and a check with $4, 875.00. The letter stated that the $4, 875.00, was just a portion of what my mom had won the letter said that my mom was entitled to the sum of $125, 000.00 US DOLLARS. It also said that in order for my mom to actually be able to touch that money she had to call first and get directions on what to do. My mom doesn't speak English so my sister and I called, they stated that we have to deposit the whole check in a bank account, and withdrawal $2, 875.00 and send it directly to the tax agent by WESTERN UNION or MONEYGRAM. It said and i quote 'Please do not attempt to use this check until you call. We urge you to keep this winning CONFIDENTIAL until your claim has been processed and your cash remitted to you as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non participants taking advantage of this program.' My mother had gone to the bank to deposit the money as told when they told her that the check bounced and it didn't go through.
My mom was so devastated, she just doesn't want anyone else falling for this scam we hope that we can help someone else, unfortunately we fell for it.