Global Sweepstakes Services / North America Consumer Promotion Draw
FAKE - Received check for $990.00. Said I won $5, 100. Told to cash check, go to Western Union to pay Non-Resident tax to Canada of $910.00, since that is where the drawing was. Then the balance would be sent to me via UPS or direct deposit. Was told I entered a drawing at "Wal-Mart, Sears, Home Depot, Safeway, Stop & Shop, K-Mart, Best Buy or JC Penny, etc". My thought was "What does etc. mean"?
Was told there would be no US tax on this money. I am a tax accountant and there would be income tax associated with these winnings, so that threw a red flag as well.
The bank is in Detroit MI - Comerica Bank & Trust National. This is a real bank. Called bank, was told account was fake, check was counterfeit.
The check did not have my address on it, another red flag.
Watch out for your parents, kids and neighbors...