10/27/2008 Today, I too have received a similar letter and the first thing that I noticed was the unprofesstional mailing approach. No return address and a plain white envelope with a crooked address label. This alone should send up red flags to anyone. These kind of finacial matters are not conducted in this sort of manor. Always beware and investigate first!
FYI - Info. from the letter I received. STANDARD TRUST INC., 3841 YONGE STREET TORONTO, ONTARIO, M4T 2W6. $450, 000.00, CLAIMS AGENT KEVIN ROCK 1-778-859-7126, "COMPENSATION DRAW" FOR AMERICAN AND CANADIAN CUSTOMERS OF WALL-MART, SEARS, AND HOME DEPOT STORES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES ASSC. OF NORTH AMERICA. CK FOR $4990.00 TO MAKE PAYABLE TO TAX AGENT: SANDRA SAGE, 621 REVENUE SQUARE, TORONTO, ONTARIO M7T 3W4 CANADA. TAX AMOUNT: $3990.00. DO NOT ACT ON THIS LETTER UNTIL YOU SPEAK WITH YOUOR CLAIMS AGENT KEVIN ROCK WHO WILL ADVISE YOU HOW TO CLAIN YOUR WINNINGS. PATRICK BROWN (PROMOTIONS MANGER)
There is a whole world full of these kindS of ### making a living off of other people. They too, will pay in the end for what they do!