I received a letter today that included a cashier's check. the letter was an award claim notification. it stated: "we are pleased to inform you that you are one of the winners in the north america consumer promotion draw organized for all customers of wal-mart, sears, home depot, safeway etc. you are entitled to the sum of us $9, 851.80 (nine thousand eight hundred fifty one dollars and eighty cents). congratulations! your winning is payable to you by certified check, and will be delivered to you by a courier company (fedex or ups). you are therefore advised to contact your claim agent: lisa greene on [protected]. monday through fridays...8am... to...9pm (eastern standard time), for further instructions on how to claim your big winnings. we have enclosed a check for us $985.18. per your state regulations, a tax amount of $900.00 will be required before your lump sum winning can be sent to you. tax amount: us $900.00. do not act on this letter untill you speak with your claims agent." the letter was signed c. gilespie, vice president finance. everything looks legitimate, although there were typos and grammatical errors. I immediately googled the company and realized that others received the letter and check and that it was a scam. thank you for providing this valuable service to consumers.
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