Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Writing my Happily Ever After
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My DH works in the fraud department of a large bank, and he says he sees this all the time, and it usually causes massive problems for the "winners".
Normally what will happen is this, first you deposit the check and call them within 24 hours, then they will instruct you to how to wire the tax money to their "tax department" so that they can release your winnings. The wire transfer will go through the bank before the check is actually processed and when it is you will be out whatever you wired to them, and of course, you will never receive your big pay off.
Run far and fast from this scam.
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