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Another counterfeit check-cashing scam. See the note from a potential victim, who recognized the scam and didn't reply to it.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, etc. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
I received a check in the mail, which I know is fraud. It claims that I won the Imperial Random Lotto. The check was in the amount of $2,998.40, of which I'm suppose to send them back $2,845.00 to cover clearance fees. The claim agent is supposedly named
Tony Smith of
305 Spencer Ave.,
The contact phone number claims to be 1-708-716-2145.
I hope everyone that receive these checks will realize that is is fake.