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Thank you for the information and your question. This is, indeed, a scam that you have been contacted about. It is one that has been around quite a while and the scammers are overseas and their goal is to trick you into depositing this "check" which appears valid and then sending your own money to them for alleged "processing fees" or taxes. The problem is that the check is not good, but by the time the banking system kicks it out, you, and others they have targeted, would have already sent money to these criminals. There are no winnings at the end of the process, only a scam. You can report the scam to the FTC or to the Postal Inspectors, since they have illegally used the postal system. This is the Postal Service contact information: 1-***-***-**** or online at postalinspectors.uspis.gov
I don't know if you have facebook, but there is a warning posted on FB about this scam. You can see it at: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=131098106953812&story_fbid=671003776296573
There are many other posts online discussing this particular scam.
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