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#31 of 40 Old 01-14-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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If there was a lottery you would have to pay taxes on the winnings.

If they sent you money to cover the taxes--you'd have to pay taxes on the money they sent you plus the taxes for the lottery.

But it's fun to dream, isn't it? I let myself have a little daydream every time I recycle a "check" from the local car dealerships.
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Canadian lotteries aren't taxed here...so that would be a clue..
Endorse the check and mail it to one of those scammers I mean princes in distant countries that email you
But endorse it as "Her Royal Highness Princess Queen of the World Cause I Say So"
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How does the scam work if you deposit the check and don't send any money? Does your bank just tell you the check was fraudulent?
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The letter says to deposit the check and the tax amount would then be taken electronically out of my account by either Western Union or Moneygram.

Yeah I thought the tax sounded a little low for $250000 too.
You didn't give them your account information did you?
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You didn't give them your account information did you?
no!
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How does the scam work if you deposit the check and don't send any money? Does your bank just tell you the check was fraudulent?
Yep, the check would bounce within a few days. And, some banks will charge you if a check you deposit bounces. So not only would you not get the money, you'd be hit with a bank fee.

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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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I would report this to the cops.

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A-holes. I am so sorry Mama...

I wish you had won!
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That is soo mean that people would do something like that.
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