SHOPPERS SWEEPSTAKES / Scam Check asking for Taxes by WU
Like many others I am skeptical when getting unexpected "winnings". The check drawn on a back in the US looks legitimate enough. The letter with it from Mark's Securities has an Ontario areacode, with an alberta address, and a FAX number in Arizona.
" Please do not cash the check until you call" ... "you have 5 days" ... yada yada
I am asked to cash the check and send the taxes by Western Union or moneygram.
Oh yeah the date on the check is 4 days earlier than the alledged drawing.
So much for all the red flags. Anyone else get a letter like this?