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I got a message on the answering machine from Mary to call back about a delivery to me today. (This message was left on my phone after I had dozens of calls from a guy trying to persuade me to send this fee by wire to some lady in Tennessee.). I called back and when she said hello, I asked her what company she was with. She said "Federal Trade Commission." I asked what she wanted. She said did you receive a call about winning 10 million dollars? I said yes. She said that they (the Federal Trade Commission) had checked it out and it was legitimate. I said great, send me a certified check. She asked me if I had paid the fee to register it? I started to tell her that there is no fee to be paid to receive something won, and was going to tell her word for word what it says on the IRS website, among others, about these types of scams. But then I just said, you know what, you don't sound very official. She hung up on me.