Vermont State Police are currently investigating a mail scam. The mailed letter indicates the recipient has won $49,000 in U.S. Funds. Enclosed in the letter is a check for $2,875. The letter further advises to contact them for authorization and activation of the check provided. Upon calling the fake company the caller is provided information as to where they should wire tax and processing fees in the amount of $2,700.
The check provided in the letter turns out to be bad, the victim has wired $2,700, and they never receive $49,000. Vermont State Police are warning citizens of the community to beware of this mail scam. The documents and check appear to be real but they are fake. The scam has also been reported to United States Postal Service Inspectors.