Microsoft Award Promotion Team. / Lottery scam!
I received this:
From the desk of,
Mr Davidson Collins
Senior Account Officer,
Online Banking Division,
Eco Bank Plc, Nigeria.
Compliments of the day to you. I've just confirmed that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the Microsoft Award Promotion Team .
Your Winning prize money and some other Vital documents regarding your Winnings have been deposited in our bank and the deposit certificate has been issued out to that effect,If you need a copy of the deposit certificate do ensure to contact us for a scan copy. You are required to furnish to us your bank information as well as your valid passport for confirmation...
Your Funds was deposited in a Suspense Account by the Microsoft Award Promotion Team.
You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the transferring of your cash prize to you. With regards to this,the said amount will be wired to your bank account via swift bank transfer.
Condition: The cost of COT (commission of transfer) and Account Activation from a suspense Account to a regular Operating Active Account being charged by Our bank, which is $450.00 of the cash being transferred will be paid by you.
Note that the suspense account would have to be activated before any transfer can be done. The $450.00 covers the Account Activation fee and the Transfer cost .
Amount won is £1,000,000.00 and its equivalent is $2,000,000.00 Dollars,this will be the total amount that will be transfered to your bank account as soon as cost of transfer is paid and other requirement are meant .
Note that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.
As soon as we hear from you,you would be given proper guidelines how to pay the effected charges. Do get back to me as soon as possible so as effect the Transfer.
I await your swift response.
Yours In Service,
Mr Davidson Collins
Online Banking Department,
Eco Bank Plc, Nigeria. Consulting
Tel: +[protected] .