UNIVERSAL REWARDS & TRUST / fraudulent check
I recieved a letter in the mail addressed to myself. It said i won 125, 000 US dollars. It had a check with the letter for $ 4, 875.00 it gave me a number to call to to verify that i recieved it.
When i called, it sounded like a middle eastern gentleman answered. he told me to deposit the check and then call him back to let him know that i had deposited it. He said that part of the check is to pay the government taxes on the winnings.
I told him i never entered any sweepstakes or anything and how did he get my name. He said it was from JC pennys or walmart.
They do ask in the letter to keep this winning confidential, which i found kinda strange. The name of the claims manager is Mr Robert Lawson. I deposited the check and when i got home i looked online and found alot of others reporting the same thing. so i called my bank and they reversed the transaction thank goodness. It's scary that these ppl can get away with this.
Thank you for listening,