Disney Travel Online Informative - If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Is
However, after some research, I was notified it was a scam.
I probably would have fell for it, but the notification was sent in a plain white envelope. The postmark was from Canada, with no return address. That set me on alert.
I got this notice last Thursday, telling me that I had won $38,500 and a free trip to one of Disney's resorts. On top of that, there was a check for $3860 to help offset the cost of the Legal Prize Sweepstakes Affidavit. They included in the letter that this lawfirm (gave name of the lawfirm) was used to help complete the transaction. They gave me a contact name and contact phone number.
They stated that they got my information and entered me from my IP address. No indication as to what date or what website-just one of the sites that is affiliated with Disney that I visited.
I did a phone/address reverse look up thru whitepages.com. The phone number was a cell in Toronto, Ontario. The address was not found in USPS or Mapquest.
The checks were issued by New York Community Bank, in Westbury, NY. There is not even a branch in Westbury!
The lawfirm is a valid lawfirm...but they mainly deal with real estate.
I contacted the lawfirm and they emailed me back stating that it was a scam and to contact the Florida Attorney General. I got a phone number and will contact them tomorrow while off work.
I just wanted to pass this along and hope that it helps someone if they get it.