LEWISTON, Idaho -- Mary Jane Cline knew right away the prize being offered was too sweet to be real.
But the phone calls from a Jamaican area code promising $1.5 million and a litany of prizes quickly turned from minor annoyance to frustration when they repeated more than 10 times over three days late last week.
"The guy was going to deliver the money that afternoon, and we had to have $299 to give him for insurance on the check," Cline said of the calls that came into her and her husband's Lewiston Orchards home beginning Wednesday.
The man on the other end, who identified himself as Jonathan Taylor with Winner's International, said they were entered into the contest out of a pool of credit-card users at Walmart.
Winner's International is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Thankfully, Cline and her husband could smell the scam coming miles away.