I’ll admit, there was a time in my early adult years when I would have a brief twinge of excitement when I saw that envelope in my pile of mail. I never responded to any of them, as my parents taught me well that it was a scam. But I always had the thought of “what if it is real?” A gentleman in Montreal responded to a similar piece of mail from Time Magazine. When the cheque didn’t show up, he sued, and won. Click here to read the Globe and Mail article about how shady advertising can dupe even the smartest person. The article even outlines the different sections (with images) and wording that is used to throw you off your game.