I ALSO RECIEVED A CHECK AND WAS TOLD TO CONTACT MY CLAIM AGENT ASSIGNED TO MY WINNING. I DID CALL HIM AND ALSO TOLD ME TO GO TO THE BANK RIGHT AWAY AND DEPOSIT THE CHECK, THAT THE CHECK HAD BEEN SENT TO ME TO COVER THE TAX AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE WITHHELD AND SAID TO CALL HIM BACK RIGHT AWAY AS SOON AS I CAME BACK FROM THE BANK AND THAT HE WOULD TELL WHAT TO DO NEXT. I TOLD HIM THAT WHY COULN'T JUST WITH HOLD THAT AMOUNT FOR THE TAXES FROM THE LUMP SUM THAT WAS DUE TO ME AND HE ANSWERED THAT THEY COULD NOT DO THAT BECAUSE IT WASN'T PART OF THE PRCEDURE. THEN I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD TALK TO MY LAWYERS ABOUT THIS AND ADVISED ME NOT TO GO TO MY LAWYERS BECAUSE IF SOMEONE ELSE GAVE THE WINNING CLAIM # THAT IT WOULD BE FORFITED AND I WOULD LOSE EVERYTHING.THEN I GOGGLED THIS COMPANY TO SEE IF IT WAS ON THE INTERNET AND CAME ACROSS THESE OTHER COMPLAINTS. SO THEN DECIDED NOT TO PROCEED THIS FAKE SWEEPSTAKES ANY FURTHER.
I received a check for $4875. as a deposit on a $125, 000 winning. Instructions are to deposit the check, write a $2875.00 check to "the tax agent". Once this is done, I am to call back and will receive instructions on how to receive the remaining balance minus the $4875.00 check. Once the deposit is made I am to make the second call. Tried the attorney generals office but was on hold forever.
Please confirm. The check is drawn on Zenith Financial and Trust - Check#229219
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