So I get this letter in the mail saying I won 75,000 from Prize America and the Publishers clearing house logo also on the letter PCH.COM in orange & yellow with the little envelope symbol to the left. Included is a check for 4850.00 made to me drawn on BERTELSMAN DIRECT NORTH AMERICA INC. thru CHASE Manhattan Bank Delaware. This is an actual real check. When scanned, the words VOID show up on the scan, as to not allow someone to scan and reprint a usable copy. The ABA# is infact Chase Bank, and I called Chase and the account # is "active". But they would not verify funds, or can not do that anymore. Just a verify if the account is valid, and it was. This letter and check came in an envelope with no return address what so ever. With only the address to me, and a postage stamp from Canada on the front. Thats it. Also, on the letter, under PRIZE AMERICA heading, there is an address in Las Vegas NV, but the zip is 30003 (which IS NOT a NV zip code). That zip is from a southern state GA. I took it to my bank to try to narrow down more info, and they verified the check was a real check, but no doubt some sort of scam. The letter also said the 4850.00 was to satisfy US tax fee's, but they did not ask for money back to them, just that the check covered some required US fee's. The letter also had a tele # with a 604 areacode and a name to call to "activate" this check. When the number was called, a foreign mid eastern man's voice said to deposit the check, and another check would be send in a few days. They ask nothing about sending them money. The person also asked if I gave permission for my name to be used and listed in the "winners circle" promo. So, this is a pretty slick scam. What the bank told me is they do not need to request or ask for money to be sent back. That by me depositing this check, the other end would have all my account info electronically. And could then debit my account for whatever. And in about two weeks, the check would no doubt bounce, taking me for 4850.00 x2 = 9700.00 total if the scam went as planned on their part. I knew it looked fishy from the start since I have never entered a PCH contest for more than 20 years, and never entered any lottery other than the state powerball. I also reported this all to PCH.com as well as a national fraud hotline. Anyone else ever seen this type of scam??? Oh, btw, PCH said they award prizes that big in person with the pch van, balloons and all. Like on tv. And their checks are only PCH checks, not third party checks. And they send any mailings registered mail with verifing required. They just dont send yuou a check out of the blue. And never are any "fee's" involved.