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I just got a letter and a check in the mail saying I won $85,000, was sent a "Wells Fargo" check for $3,920, was told I had to pay $1,980 for non resident taxes to UK and that I would receive the additional $81,080 after those taxes were paid. Normally, I don't tend to fall for things like this, but the check looked legit. I even called the "agent" number below to verify and get instructions. Luckily for me, the check was issued to the same bank I use, so I went into the branch to cash it, then deposit in my account. That's where they told me it was a fraudulent check. I have the copies of the check and letter, the bank has the originals. I don't want others to fall for this and would like to know if I can seek action to not let this happen to anyone else.One of the ways I thought this was legit was because they also mention that I won "by shopping in one or more of the selected stores in North America; Wal-Mart, Sears, Walgreens, Kmart, Costco, Staples, Home Depot, Office Depot, etc" which puts good name companies involved in this fraudulent scheme. When I asked the bank how a company could get away with this, they said that some people would just deposit the check via atm possibly, then get nailed with the $1,980 "tax fee." But, I think people might suffer worse fates from this scam and they should be stopped!