Kingsway Financial / Online scam
I received a letter today stating that: they wish to notify me of the release of the Consumer's Reward Program Lottery held on September 25, 2008. Your name, attached to ticket number 975130 drew the lucky number of 3, 7, 9, 11, 23, 28, 31, and 39 which ultimately won the lottery in the second category.
I was sent a check for $3.900 to cover taxes while the claim was being processed. The prize was for a total of $39, 000. This amount was drawn from the total prize of $480, 000 shared among the North American Winners in this category. Previous attempts to contact me on October 8, 2008 failed, resulting in this final notification. I was given the number [protected] to call.
Figuring this was a scam, I called the number to see what they would say. A woman answered, but there was a lot of talking in the background and she asked me to call her back in fifteen minutes. Needless to say, I did not. I filed this report instead.