Now, this ought to be obvious, but in light of the difficult economic times and I'm guessing a lot of people are hungrier than normal....watch out for the Fidelity Internatiional lotto. People in our area have been getting letters through US mail but I read that letters are also sent via email. In the US mail version, they send you a winner's notification letter and enclose a checkk (which looks real) to pay taxes on your share of the winnings. I got one telling me I won $250,000.00. But the address wasn't quite right. The check I got was for $5,100.00, and the letter had a number to call for my "claims agent". The letterhead was from Fintrust Services Inc. I was curious enough to Google Fintrust and learned that they are primarily a collection agency,, based in Sweden, if I remember right. Hmmmmm. Then I Googled Fidelity International lotto and read testimonials from tons of people about this scam. Lastly, I was curious enough to call the number for my "claims agent", on our blind line, after I knew it was unlikely anyone would be there. The voice mail for this person was downright scary. I mean he sounded like Dracula, Scary enough to be funny. OH, well. Don't try to cash or deposit the check just to see if it will clear, either. Believe me, it won't. More trouble for you A mean trick, but certainly a sign of the times.