|Posted: August 2, 2007, 2:31 pm - IP Logged|
Something similar happened to us a few years back. Before I ever heard of these scams. Ours was a Postal Moneyorder(2) in a handwritten envelope. It looked so real.
After the first happy-dance, we thought about it though and drove to consumer affairs to check it out, since the dates on the letter seemed odd. They called the postoffice, sent us over there and confirmed , that eventhough the moneyorder looked real it was a fake.
I'm glad we looked at the date before trying to cash it. Since we are military , the date on the moneyorder was impossible. We hadn't even arrived in the State where we supposedly went to the mall and entered the sweepstakes until 3 days after the fake drawing.
The BBB kept all of the things and the postoffice kept the moneyorders. A few months later we received a letter, informing us that the company had disappered.