I just recieved a letter with a check very similar to the people above. It was for 4700 dollars and asked that I send them 2980 dollars for "government/bond fees". Then I would recieve a check for the remaining amount which would be 115300 dollars. I called the bank in which the check was from and they confirmed that it was a fraud. They informed me to never cash a check from some one you do not know and never send money to people you may not know. The below information is what was in the letter, if you recieve something similar please do not deposit the check.
EQUITY TRUST INC.
PROMOTIONS DIVISION, PRIZE AND AWARD PRESENTATION
NORTH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
20 KING ST, OTTAWA ON. CANADA. K6V3P6