Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes
I just received a telephone call from a representative of the world financial group informing me that from a 411.ca pool of numbers, mine had been randomly drawn to win $100,000.00 and a 2015 Mercedes Benz, from lottery "left overs"??? Money/winnings that were unclaimed in past lotteries, would be awarded to me, tax free.
The representative said her company was recognized in good standing with your BBB, upon research of your site, I see that’s not so. She said she was calling from Winnipeg, but their home offices were in Los Angeles. The World Financial Group appears to be a pyramid company, and the International Winners Circle, appears suspect. She also said she’d be sending me documentation by email for me to read and acknowledge, and for a $750 paper transaction fee, they would be rewarding me with my prizes, media coverage, balloons … the whole shebang (like reader’s digest?) but I was NOT to announce this winning to anyone.
I would appreciate your advice on this situation, and your acknowledgement that you’ve received this email, at this point, I will not open her email for fear of what else it might contain.
PS If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!