TBC Financials / Terrible experience
I received a letter dated October 27th stating my name had been randomly drawn from the prize pool from several companies, i.e. Publishers Clearing House, Readers Digest, Online Sweepstakes to name a few. The letter stated that I had won $100, 000 and they sent a check, on real check stock, for $4888.53 - the amount the government would require me to pay on the winnings.
It stated that I needed to call Diana Wilson or Sean Peter at [protected] (a Toronto number) before 11-17-2008 for authorization and activation. When I called the number I got a message that the voicemail box was full. The letter is signed Jaun O. Wane.
The letter is convincing in that TBC Financial is located at the address listed in Michigan. The check is written by The Bottle Crew on a Charter One bank account. Both the branch listed and The Bottle Crew are legitimate companies. I looked all of it up on the internet and did not get a hit until I searched for Jaun O. Wane. Then I got a hit on this site. I am turning it over to the Washington State Attorney General and to the FBI in the hopes that it will turn up for others who go searching.