And before you go on cashing such a blessing, I suggest you read this and don't start thinking in the many ways you could use that much money!
Don't fall pray of scammers and DON'T give away the REAL money you earned breaking your back!!!
Free money sounds like a nice break for a struggling freelance student working on his degree, but free money is EVEN NICER when YOU yourself APPLY FOR IT... and GET IT!!!
Take a look at this little scam alert by the Better Business Bureau:
And another "version" of the scam can be found at Rip-Off Report.
AND NOW, I'll share with you my letter...
|Notice the absence of a return address.|
|DO research the information provided.|
In the envelop was this letter... Notice how the "logo" changed from that on the previous cases, but still is the "same" and as you read the letter, remember the elements underlined. They do sound too good to be true, right? And what about that signature? It's just a different font type, and the addition of the bar code makes it look more official. It is NOT!
Now lets take a look to that enclosed check they mentioned there:
|The signature was spot-printed on.|
|The dimensions of the check are not proportional.|
Whatever you do, no matter how good the offer is... if they are asking you for money so that you get MORE money... IGNORE THEM and report it to the corresponding authorities. And the BBB.
Just to better protect your hard-earned money, be cautious!
-Check the source
-Scrutinize the offer
-Notify your bank
-Report the scam
-Protect your money
-Don't give out any money in exchange for more money!
Hope this post reach you BEFORE the letter does. And if the letter already did, CANCEL any plans you've made for that money! GOOD LUCK and protect your money, and your family.
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