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  • Jo
      10th of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    Received following on 11/09/07:

    "You have won the sum of 850,000.00 Britain Pounds Sterling from just concluded award charity winners Bonanza... etc...
    "to claim your winning prize, do contact Rev. John Thomas (via) Email British Lottery Board..." and message includes request for personal information...

    My question is... how does one go about verifying the truth of such a message? This is the first message like this I have received and don't quite know how to proceed.

  • Nu
      20th of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    ----------MAIL1-----------
    the UK GSM Winning
    Grammy House
    BIRMINGHAM, B15 4TT
    UNITED KINGDOM
    (Customer Services)
    Ref: PGBR/3362/8392/35
    Batch: G2/S117-88
    Dear Winner,
    We happily announce to you the draw (#8329) of the UK GSM Winning, online Sweepstakes International Program held on Sat. 13th of October 2007.
    Your telephone number attached to ticket number: 834227383 with Serial number 3290/56 drew the lucky numbers: 06.22.45.61.88.93. [17].
    You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file GBR/3044521172/04.
    All participants for the online version were selected randomly from different telephone company's directory and the World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £800,000 would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
    To file for your claim, please print and fill the attached form and send it to
    Cynthia Lopez Email: cynthiaq_lopez@hotmail.com
    Who will direct you on how to claim your winnings and also inform the payment office to prepare and send your send winnings, that way your Winnings Certificate and all other relevant documents/paperwork can be prepared for you. You would be required to show an instrument of identification when collecting the money i.e. Drivers license or International passport.
    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
    Good luck from me and members of staff of the UK GSM Winning.
    Yours faithfully,
    Albert Taylor (Mr.)
    Online Coordinator for the UK GSM Winning.
    Sweepstakes International Program.

    ---------------------MAIL2---------------------

    The UK GSM Winning

    Grammy House

    BIRMINGHAM, B15 4TT

    UNITED KINGDOM

    ATTENTION: Shantha Lal Samarage

    Having received your details we wish to inform you that your claims will be processed and will be forwarded to the payment center for immediate remittance of your winning sum to you personally. You are advised to contact the payment center as soon as you received this mail we have instructed them to release your funds to you. Find below the details of the payment center.

    Mr. Tim Anderson
    Address: 81 Denmark Road
    Birmingham,
    B15 3EW,
    United Kingdom
    Name: Interbank payment service
    Foreign Remittance Department:
    Email: timxoanders@hotmail.com
    TEL: +44-703-183-8825
    TEL: +44-703-185-1333

    Note: You are to quote your complete names, Ref/Batch Numbers ( Ref: PGBR/3362/8392/35 Batch: G2/S117-88) and your direct phone number so that they can honour your letter and always inform me in your dealings with the payment center. Once again I say congratulations and God bless.

    Thanks,
    Warm Regards.
    Cynthia Lopez

    ---------------------MAIL3-------------------------

    Address: 81 Denmark Road

    Birmingham ,

    B15 3EW,

    United Kingdom

    Name: Interbank Payment Service

    Foreign Remittance Department:

    Email: timxoanders@hotmail.com

    TEL: +44-703-189-8257

    TEL: +44-703-185-1333

    Dear SHANTHA LAL SAMARAGE

    are welcome to the UK GSM Winning Payment Office an affiliate of the National Lottery. I am pleased to be at your service and you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the UK GSM Winning.

    The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) stating that the money was obtained legally through the UK GSM Winning is ready and has been sent to the tax agency for processing.

    With regards to you collecting your money, there are different options that are available for you to collect it.

    The first option that we have is the bank transfer, this is much easier and very convenient, with this method, you will be advice to contact our subsidiary sponsored bank which is responsible for the remittance/transfer of your winning sum directly to your personal account in your country within 24 hours, and you will have to activate an account in the bank, as soon as you activate the account, the bank will provide for you a login information ( username and password ) , with your login, you can access your account at the bank, you will see the amount you have in the account and also you can make direct transfer to your personal account in your country within few minutes.

    Secondly, you can as well come down to the UK to collect your winnings personally. If you are coming down to the UK , you will have to notify us, so we can make arrange for your pick up at the airport.

    And when coming to the UK, there is a processing fee that you will have to come along with, we charge the sum of £500 for the processing, but if you can not coming to the UK, and you want to use the bank transfer to get your winning or check, then you will be advised to send the processing down.

    I know you would have prefer that the processing fee be deducted from the amount you won, but 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 no charges can be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you, and secondly you are the only person that is liable to receive the money and not until the approval is received from the tax office, the money cannot be transferred or deducted.

    This is in accordance with section 13(1) (n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds Also be reminded that the deadline for the claiming of winnings is exactly two weeks after the receipt of this email. After this period, your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and will be reused in the drawings of the next edition of the lottery.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Good luck and Congratulations once again.

    Regards,

    Mr. Tim Anderson

    Head of Payment Office

  • Mo
      23rd of Dec, 2007
    0 Votes

    Hello I am a citizen of Yemen have received the text message FROM(THE UK GSM) that I won $ 800000 thousand pounds, I tried to reach the company to follow up and I could not therefore you Please Sir assistance and responding to electronic mail this MOFID_2007@HOTMAIL.COM

  • De
      7th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    We too recieved this information firstly through a text message, then via email when I followed this up, I'm sure it's a scam and will be contacting our moblie phone company re this.

  • Al
      10th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hello I am a citizen of Yemen have received the text message FROM(THE UK GSM) that I won $ 800000 thousand pounds, I tried to reach the company to follow up and I could not therefore you Please Sir assistance and responding to electronic mail this

  • Al
      10th of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    My question is... how does one go about verifying the truth of such a message? This is the first message like this I have received and don't quite know how to proceed.

  • Ke
      8th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    It's quite weird, saying that they have winners monthy. WHO GIVES OUT 800,000 POUNDS MONTHLY TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD!?? A ###ED LAME ### CHEATING FAKE COMPANY! The emails they have which I believe belongs to 1 or 2 people, and they're handphone they're using must be fake also, not their real one's.

    I didn't transfer 800 pounds which they said to claim the 800,000 pounds, because I saw this website, and I thank God.

    Peace all.

  • Ku
      10th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    GUYS, THIS IS FAKE, 100% FAKE!!! BEWARE!!!

    Ive created 3 new email accounts and sent a mail to them saying, "Hello, ive won 800,000 pounds??"

    AND GUESS WHAT?? THEY HAVE REPLIED ALL 3 EMAIL ACCOUNTS RESPONDING WITH THIS MESSAGE:

    UK GSM Winning
    Grammy House
    BIRMINGHAM, B15 4TT
    UNITED KINGDOM
    (Customer Services)
    Ref. Number: PGBR/3362/8392/35
    Batch Number: G2/S117-88

    Dear Winner,

    We happily announce to you the draw (#8329) of the UK GSM Winning, online Sweepstakes International Program held on Saturday the 26th of January 2008.

    Your GSM telephone number attached to ticket number: 834227383 with Serial number 3290/56 drew the lucky numbers: 06.22.45.61.88.93. [17].

    You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file GBR/3044521172/04.

    All participants for the online version were selected randomly from different telephone company's directory and the World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 Unions, Associations, and Corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place monthly.

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £800,000 would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.

    To file for your claim for your monetary prize, please print and fill the verifications/Clearance form attached below to this email and send it to the payments clearance manager at the email below:

    Guys, this is a scam, please don't believe this, they're just after your money, once you give them, you'll never hear from them again. BEWARE, ITS FAKE!!!

  • Ua
      20th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    All what is mentioned is true from everybody, fake text messages fake mails.

    This fake compnay for stupid sick people who want's to be reach in any way and i guess they will do anything next to get money like kill raip , or anything is un-usual.

    Beware!! It's a weasting of time.

  • Ah
      21st of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    Guess wat!! I recieved the same email aproval with the same draw number and the same coupon number!!!

    This means that it is 100% fake beware!!

  • Ks
      5th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    I also received a txt message first, and when I contacted their e-mail, they replied as the same as the e-mail above and the same ticket number and Ref. number(it was completely the same).

    So, it's clearly faked and trick.

    BECAREFUL GUYS

    IT'S ABSOLTELY DECEPTIVE MESSAGE

    WISHES,
    Abdullah

  • Ha
      17th of May, 2008
    0 Votes

    I just receive a message on mobile phone stating that i win 800, 000 pounds, what does this ...is it real or just a false message...

  • Sa
      18th of May, 2008
    0 Votes

    dear this is salah zaitawy gordnian citzy i have recive msg and e mail i winne 800000 uk B with this information We happily announce to you the draw (#8329) of the UK GSM Winning, online Sweepstakes International Program held on Sat. 13th of October 2007.
    Your telephone number attached to ticket number: 834227383 with Serial number 3290/56 drew the lucky numbers: 06.22.45.61.88.93. [17].
    You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £800, 000 (Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file GBR/3044521172/04.


    this company is fake and no record for this company just thy are looking to have monye from any way

  • Ab
      12th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hi everybody,

    I have received same massage on my Mobile and e-mail in addition to telephone calls which push me to beleive, but I'm not sure if this true or false, hence I did not participate in any kind of skims or lotteries and what for they will pay me this huge amount. I know there is some thing strange, can any body advise if he payed any money as transfer fees or if any body from UK tried and visited their Office to make sure true or false.
    If any body can advise me I will be very much thankfull.
    Awaiting somebody's urgent advise.
    I'm not stupind I have visited this page and I some thing is wrong.
    Please help me to clear my doughbt.

    Best regards,

    Abdulla.

  • Ab
      11th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    الربح غير مضمون ولاكن اتمنى الفوز لتعديل الوضع المادى المتردى

  • Hu
      28th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    i have just received amessage tells that i hane won 2 million us dolars and my secret code 01974

  • Hu
      28th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    further to my mail

  • Ap
      17th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    oh my goodness!
    i just received same text and emails stating that i won 945pounds!
    i was browsing the web checking if this is true but to my surprise i came to open this site!
    now i know it's fake!
    damn those stupid people doing this really nonsense crap!

  • Hh
      6th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    igot sms that my gsm number has won 950 000 dollar but i dont know what is this for if any thing contact me .hhesnawy@yahoo.com

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