From the sound of the letter Dene Drury received she had struck it big. It came from a company called International Lottery Promotions. According to the letter, Dene just had to send in a clearance fee and the money would be hers.
"I've played bingo," said Drury. "I might win once or twice a year so this has to be too good to be true!"
Dene was suspicious, so she called a phone number listed on the letter.
"They said all I had to do was mail them a clearance fee, and I would get the money. I told them I didn't have the money to pay it. They said don't worry we'll send you a check to cover it and it won't cost you a thing."
A check came in the mail a few days later.
"The first thing I did was contact the Better Business Bureau and they told me to contact Phone Busters and they would verify it was a scam."
"He said get the word out because those people are going deposit those check," said Drury. "It'll take three or four weeks maybe longer and people are going take their money and those checks won't be any good."
We also called the number on the letter for International Lottery Promotions this afternoon and only got an answering machine.
Drury says the next thing she plans to do is file a report for mail fraud at the post office.