Below is a sweepstakes scam mailed to me, along with a check for $3,990. I wanted to post this letter online hoping that if anyone else receives something similar in their mailbox to know that this is a sweepstakes scam! DO NOT CALL THE PHONE NUMBER OR CASH/DEPOSIT THE CHECK!!! If you have received a letter in the mail like this one, please report it immediately to:
G.T. Express Financial Services Inc
From The Consumer Protection Department
648 Coventry Road Central, NY 11786
August 5th, 2011
Claim Number: GT 00246/SP
You have been announced one of the lucky winners in the "CONSUMER PROMOTION SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING" organized for all customers of the participating retail stores in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Wal-Mart, Kroger, Sears, Harvest food, Home depot, Dillard's, JC Penny's, Best buy, Office depot, Staples, Safeway, K-Mart, Target .
One of your receipts from the store, with serial number 0508-8523 attached to your name drew the lucky winning numbers 14-04-92-24-76-39.
You are therefore entitled to the sum of US $170,000.00 ( One Hundred And Seventy Thousand Dollars) payable to you by CERTIFIED CHECK, and will be delivered to you by our designated special courier service. You are advised to contact your assigned claims agent,
ERICK MORGAN TEL; 1-347-218-0667
Monday through Saturday....7am....To....6pm (Eastern Standard Time) for further instructions on how to claim your big winnings.
Enclosed here is a check of US $3,990.00 which will go towards the applicable Government Service Tax (GST), payable to the Revenue Department through your assigned tax agent as stated below:
TAX AGENT: RONY RICHARDSON.
TAX AMOUNT: $2,600 (two thousand six hundred dollars)
PAYMENT METHOD: Western Union.
CALL YOUR CLAIMS AGENT, ERICK MORGAN, Who will advise you on the modalities of claiming your winning, OR EMAIL email@example.com
RALF L. FERGUSON (Promotions Manager)
APPROVED FINAL NOTICE