Home Poker Games.com — fake secret winning ticket number
Recently I received what appears to be an official check drawn in Huntington National Bank of Columbus Ohio for $2840.00 with instructions indicating that I have been a lucky winner of a prize of $95, 000.00. This according to the letter is the result of a HomePokerGames.com free promotional drawing. Instructions on the letter state that I must not cash check until I contact claims handler 'Tim Walters' at [protected]).
This check according to this company is the tax imposed on my winning prize money and they are facilitating this money to expedite claiming of the $95k. This appears to be a scam where they expect you to pay the tax imposed on your winning ticket and they ask you to hold on to the fake check as warranty for your funds. Please be aware that the letter they send has no official letter head, and the envelope has no return address. This could very easily be considered mail fraud since this offer did come thru regular mail. It originated in Canada.
Please be aware of this type of scams. I will be contacting bank officials to verify check information.