few days back i received a mail that i had won a microsoft promotional lottery please make me clear is it a scam or authentic..
i'm sending you the mails i received.
MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM
20 Craven Park,
Harlesden London NW10,
Dear Lucky Winner,
PAYMENT PROCESS / TRANSFER PROCEDURE
Accept our sincerely apology, for the slight delay in responding to your mail, it was an outcome of the processing of your winning documents .We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of the winners selected on the MICROSOFT PROMO.The Microsoft Windows Live felicitate with you and your family.This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows.
Your £1.000.000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds). Winning Certificate, a covering document of money laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims from the British Government stating that the money was obtained legally through the Yahoo/Msn International Lottery has been forwarded to the Paying Bank BARCLAY'S BANK UK for the transfer of your funds into your account.
Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Msn & Microsoft Windows.I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all on line winners. Your prize has been drafted in Cheque and forwarded to our Bank for the Immediate transfer of your prize to your account.You are hereby advised to make direct contact with the above (BARCLAYS BANK UK), for electronically transfer of your winning funds.The bank contact are issued below:
Kindly note that your winning amount is in a suspense account with the stipulated bank and immediate contact is needed from your side to the bank for transfer of your lottery amount as soon as possible.
Your Prize cheque has been sent to the Bank and you have to make immediate contact with them providing them with the correct account number and name of your stipulated account details via the information below as they will facilitate the fast transfer of your prize won to your account without any further delay with a full details of your bank account in your country for immediate transfer of your lottery amount won.
1) Your Full Name(s):
2) Your Bank Name :
3) Name on Account :
4) Account Number :
5) Bank Address :
6: Your Complete Address:
7: Your Cell Number:
8: Your Office Number:
9: Your Home Number:
10: Your Won Amount:
11:Country And Nationality
PLEASE: YOU ARE TO FORWARD YOUR BANK DETAILS TO THE BANK
However you are advised to contact the paying bank for the transfer of your Winning Prize from Microsoft International Lottery. See below the contact information of the Account Officer for International Transfer. When contacting the bank ensure you furnish them with the details above.
Direct On-line Wire Transfer.
Name of Account Officer: Mr.Tony Trender
Name of Bank: Barclays Bank UK
Office Tell: +[protected]
Finally we advise you to keep us updated as soon as the paying bank has transferred the funds into your account in order for us (The Lottery) company to list your name on the winning list. However, all you need to do is to activate the account as the cheque sent to them is secured and bonded thus covered with an insurance policy. Do keep us updated in regards to your progress with the bank.
Note:Microsoft International Lottery has discovered a huge number of double claiming due to recipients informing close friends relatives and third parties about their cash prize and also sharing their winning notification. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the winning prize on behalf of the real recipient.
Mr. Maxwell Moore
(Claims Process Officer)
************AND NOW THEY ARE ASKING ME TO DEPOSIT 32000 RS. IN THEIR ACCOUNT AS A TRANSFER FEE
24hrs online Customer service
Barclay Commercial Bank Of London
P. O. BOX 738, Eagle Court 75 King Street,
Hammersmith London, W6 9HY, U. K.
WINNER OF THE MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION
Note your winning funds of £1.000.000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds). which is convert into india rupees is 78.133 0583 INR to be transfer to your account was send to us by The Yahoo/Msn Lottery transfered to your local bank account, all verification has been done, the telegraphic remittance process has been concluded and the funds is now available for immediate online transfer into your nominated bank account.
Here is the recent history of your Transfer Status Via suspense account to be forwarded to you in full once payment is made for your cost of transfer charges for transfer of your lottery amount conveinently in the Transfer Menu:
Transfer On Hold...
Out of 100% = 95% Done - 5% On Hold...
Transfer Current Percent% : 95% Done...
Bank Message: Transfer On Hold... "COT" Payment Required.
* You have not yet made the payment for the Cost Of Transfer (COT) Charges.
This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international transfer act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.We want you to understand that you need to pay the C.O.T charges (Cost Of Transfer ) to enable you proceed with the transfer of your winnings to your local bank account in your country.
The C.O.T means (Cost of transfer). Every bank charges a certain amount for transferring funds and it is known as the COT FEES. The amount for the transfer of your winning funds is £330.00 GBP(Three hundred And thirty Pounds Sterling) equivalent to 32, 000.00 INR. This amount has to be paid by you before this bank will proceed with the transfer of your winning funds
The C.O.T charges is legally for licensing and coverage documentations approval signatures for the transfer before money reflects in your nominated bank accounts.
ATTN: Your C.O.T charges cannot be deducted from your funds, your funds have been protected by a professional handcover insurance policy, it has to be remitted to you in full, we advise that you kindly send the payment of 32, 000.00 INR via Bank Transfer.
Note: This payment have to be made via Officer Account details, you are required to contact us when you are ready to make payment for our account officer details for payment .We will provide with our Officer Account details in your country for easy payment.
Upon your response to this mail, we will give you our account officer details for payment of C.O.T FEE.
When you are ready to make the payment, contact us so that we can provide you with Our Account Officer Details for you to make the payment for the C.O.T Fee to enable us to proceed with the transfer of your winnings to your account.I assure you that once the payment is made your winnings will be transferred to your account in your home country within 24Hrs.
Thank you for Banking with us as we promise to provide you with the best internet banking services.
For more information please contact us via this Telephone Numbers below on any information you need:
Mr. Tony Trender, (Senior Accounts Officer)
Office Tell: +[protected]
Account Department (Local/ Foreign)