You may have received an impressive looking letter in recent weeks if you are a Rutherford County resident. The letter may have come from an address in Washington, DC (325 Pennsylvania Ave.).
According to a letter received by one of our listeners, it stated that the recipient has been approved to receive some type of benefit in the amount of $2,000 to $15,000. The letter makes it sound as if the money is from some type of government approved program. That is NOT the case.
WGNS checked into the authenticity of the letter and the address of where it supposedly came from. What we found is that the address is a mail-drop and not a physical location of any processing center for benefit payouts of any sort by the government.
As far as what the company behind the letter is looking to gain, it is not exactly clear. We do know that several complaints have been filed nationwide with the Better Business Bureau in regards to their advertising practices.
At this point, it would appear as if the letter is fishing for information. What we can say without a doubt is that the letter and the company mailing the letter is not a governmental agency by any stretch of the imagination. That being said, recipients are not required or even encouraged to respond to the letter. The best place to file the letter may be the trashcan. A quick Google search will reveal that thousands of people have received such a letter all over the U-S.