I was sent a notice instructing me to sign a form and send it back to the Australia address. This would authorize UBI Payment Services to send me a check in the amount of $5,000.00/100. They included a payment number. I had to sign a "release form", solve a very simple puzzle, state that I wished to claim the check, confirm and authorize them to deliver the check to my home address which is on the form, and to "sign below" in order "to accept official contest rules listed over". These contest rules are not "listed over" and I cannot help wondering just what I was "realeasing" them to be able to do. There is a payment number and a check ID number. What intrigues me, as an old Brit is the spelling of the word check. Australia spells the word check the English way and they have spelled it the American way. They include a flimsy, air mail envelope for me to send this release back to Australia but I am wondering why their outer envelope has a return address in Singapore.There is a signature at the bottom of the cover letter and the designation "Accounting Department". I am tempted to send a discrete letter to them with neither their form nor my signature on anything. What really makes me angry is that some gullible person would gladly send in the form, duly signed, only to discover something terrible happening to their finances.
Los Angeles, California