The caller told me I only have to pay a part of the tax to the irs 2,255.00 and a sponser would help with the rest.Thank you
Family Law Attorney
This sounds like a scam to me. Do not give any money to anyone.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
I agree with my colleague. It sounds like a scam. Do not pay out any money or give out any vital information without completely investigating the veracity of this notice/offer.
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Estate Planning Attorney
Be very careful as this has many markings of a scam. Do not pay or sign anything or give anyone money until you have consulted with an attorney. If you receive formal written notice of your winning and really feel this may be legitimate, still consult with an attorney immediately before signing anything or committing money anywhere. You will want a good attorney to advise you regarding any winnings, tax implications, and protecting yourself. If the communications are all by phone and they are putting pressure on you to put up money or pay money up front, you are likely being targeted by a scam artist and you should contact the Ohio Attorney General's office.
Criminal Defense Attorney
I am as certain this is a scam as I am the sun appears to you from the east and disappears to you from the west.
No reputable contest seeks to have you pay up front for taxes, let alone a portion of the taxes, with a sponsor to cover the rest. Sheesh Louise, it's creative and all, making someone think they are getting even more for nothing than they already are. falls into the little lie, bigger lie category.
I repeat. You have NOT won a large prize from PCH or anyone else if they are asking you for money. Just think it through. They are claiming to be holding 4.5 million and a car, but first they need you to cut a check before you get a check?
Please, please, please do not fall for that.
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