This past week I received this unusual letter in the mail. It was postmarked from Quebec, Canada with very little info on the return address. I opened this odd letter and a check for $2,561.40 fell out of the folded letter. This check was from Stanek Windows addressed to me; Stanek Windows has 3 locations, one in Milwaukee, one in Cleveland and the other in Clearwater, FL.
For a moment, I gloried over the possibilities... I would be debt free.... It did not take long for reality to take center stage... As I researched this scam on Google and other sites.... Sure enough on the Stanek Window's web page a Scam Notice was present. It said to contact your local police department or return the contents of the letter to them.
I knew this was too good to be true, but all the same... I had spent in my $49,550.60. in my mind. The letter said I had won a online lottery contest and my winnings would be coming to me shortly.... A partial payment was sent to me, but I must contact Andrea at a phone number in Canada for my full amount.
Have you ever been scammed?
We all have... In the garden of Eden Eve and Adam were both scammed by the serpent who said "Look at my tree, look at my fruit, my fruit is better than any other fruit...."
When we hear that story, we think, how did the serpent ever convince Eve that life could be any better than it was... Eve had everything... but she wanted more... Lust of the flesh, Lust of the eyes, and the Pride of life have been present since the beginning of time...
You have a tree!!! BEWARE!!! You might be getting Scammed!!!! All of the blessings of God is present around you, but you keep thinking.... "If I only had her/him/money/power/new spouse/better job/better car/better house......" the list goes on and on and on...
You have a tree!!! Everyone has a tree!!! That tree will scam you out of all God has for you!
On Saturday afternoon, I did my civic duty, I called the police and asked them, "what I should do...?" They sent a squad car to my house and picked up the fraudulent lottery-winning letter.... It was over, out of my hands... The authorities took the letter and processed it, accessed and I am guessing, they shredded it.
Today maybe you need to call the Authority in your life.... What is your tree? Are you being Scammed like Eve? Do you long for more power, praise, money or stuff....? or do you say, "I surrender all I have to the supreme authority?"
Don't be scammed any longer!!! Let go and let God!! Be content with the blessings God has given you! You don't need to be scammed any longer!!!
Posted by Pastor John