Customer Compensation Lottery / Scam
I just received same check and letter yesterday on3/26/2012 in South Carolina, so they are still up to the scam. The letter said the check was from a Company called Customer Compensation Lottery, 500 Clinton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455 but it was mailed from Canada and the letter was signed by Denton Morgan. the check was drawn on a real Bank called Amegy Bank out of Porter Texas. The bank will not tell you if the check is any good. Personally I think its one of the meanest things you could do people in such a hurting economy. It gets peoples hopes up but then they slowly come to their senses and realize "something is not adding up."
The elderly however may not figure it out so fast and that is sad. The check looks so real too. I took the check to my bank and they told me it was a scam and then I took it to a Kmart store manager because the story was, this was a lottery that Kmart, Sears, Lowes, Best Buy, Home Depo, JC Penny and so forth were doing and that out of 100, 000 people 20 people had won, 50, 500.00.
He looked at it and said they were "not" participating in any kind of lottery but also said that he had never seen one look so real before. He told me to take to the local newspaper. Seems likes these America businesses would have some legal recourse for them using their names or even implying their names in such an unethical scam.
Furthermore I agree with one of the posts I read on here ...I would like to know "why" and "how" are our American mailing addresses are getting into the hands of these foreign scamming parasites? But of course with technology it may easier than we realize. I think they are trying to target older people. I am 47 and just got my first pamphlet from the scooter store. Which I think is a little early. And I got my first letter from AARP, and now this scam! Just makes me wonder if they aren't somehow hacking into the websites or files of Businesses who target older people and somehow getting peoples addresses that way.
Furthermore, if they are crazy and mean enough to send this kind of stuff...what's next? I think we need to be very cautions in opening any mail anymore, especially from people or business we do not recognize.