Amazing how this person wouldn't realize how obviously weird his idea is. It walks and quacks like a duck... What is this world coming to, so many weird frauds out there.
Suggestions? 1-Report it right away to the FCC, and email the letter and the info to the FBI, for their info. Then write back to the person and let them know you have contacted the proper authorities.
A scam artist contacted me a few years ago, a guy called me on the phone stating he was from a well known, reputable Jaguar dealership in town, stating I had just won a Jag and requesting my info and my credit card number for taxes and fees so that I could pick up my car the next day. He also requested telephone consent from me that the news media could be present when I was to be presented with the car, citing a well known newscaster's name. I acted excited, screaming and hollering on the phone, saying I'd call him right back, I had to get my hunny's credit card number (I didn't believe him in the least, but I did get his infomation and telephone number). I then called the dealership (who knew nothing of a contest), the Better Business Bureau, the police and a popular television show here called "Action Line". Apparently, there had been complaints by people who had sent him money to claim their cars and were scammed.
A few minutes later, I called him back and let him continue with his pitch. Then I said to him, "I'm so excited, you know why???!!" He asked excitedly "why?!" and I said, "because I gave your name and telephone number to the police department, better business bureau, the dealership who wants to catch your ass, AND...I'm going to be featured on Action Line, (the newscaster's name) is on her way to my house right now and they're going to feature your scan on this week's news! AND my hunny is a cop and my cousin is a wite collar crime detective with the police department and both of them would love to kick your ass! Isn't that great!!!" Silence....then "oh...really?" Me: "mmmmhmmm"...And then CLICK.
The television show covered my story, talking about how I handled the scammer and made him look like an idiot, and how I gave his information to the authorities who were going to agressively pursue him, and they even interviewed the dealership, BBB and police department on camera. Also, I didn't know at the time, but the story talked about the many people who were scammed by the same guy, one was an elderly retired woman on a fixed income