The National Lottery Inc. scam letter didn’t fool her
I wanted to thank you for your story. I have attached the letter I received just like Mr. Elliot. It was a interesting scam.
I’m one of those who believes if it seems too good to be true it probably is, but this one was a little different from the email scams you always get about winning the lottery.
I had a hard time finding something on the internet about this scam until I came across your column.
It is sad how some people do get scammed. I think even if I believed it I would of cashed the check and waited until it cleared before sending money.
The letter didn’t state any deadline.
Note from Dan: The pdf she sent me of the letter was titled “The National Lottery (in conjunction with Resilite Sports Products Inc.). Otherwise, it was more or less identical to the one sent to Hugh Elliott.