That's because I won $800,000 the other day. I figured the mortgage would be taken care of, my daughter could go to any college she wants and for the first time in my life I could have my own rainy day fund.
Then came the bad news. All I had to do was send someone with the FBI a $300 processing fee so my winnings could be released.
Here's a copy of the email sent to me. It's not really from the FBI, instead it's a common scam and the sad thing is its common because it works.
I sent the letter to the FBI to see if they could track down the thieves.
I hope they do. But the only way these scams will ever stop is if they stop working.
So if you ever receive a letter saying you won something; please don't fall for it. If the Feds can't stop a scam like this, then maybe we can.
I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.