Mark W. Marek Assistant Director in Charge
Complaint 215103 Details
- Date Occurred: 02/27/2013
- Reported Damages: $0.00
- Username: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: 601 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20535
The complaint is against an online dating profile
The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity
The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity
The company or person contact no longer exists
I received this email:
We are officially informing you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of the our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $1,000,000.00 US Dollars from the U.K. Mega Millions Lottery® draw held on Friday through an online balloting system. During our investigation it was discovered that tickets are assigned to email marketing lists donated from marketing companies here in the United States and around the world on behalf of all email account holders that are currently subscribed to newsletters and advertisements. Therefore your email address won you the Lottery from the online balloting system. The issue was brought before the board and we authorized this winning to be authentic and to be transferred to you electronically. Typically, it will take up to 20 business days for an international transfer to be processed in the United States, so we ordered the lottery board to have funds remitted directly to you from a bank registered to the lottery organization so as to enable you receive your lottery winnings within 24 hours by whatever means you choose. They complied with our instructions and the amount of $1,000,000.00 US Dollars was deposited with National State Bank®.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize immediately as we have verified the entire transaction to be Legitimate, Safe and 100% risk free. Due to the fact that the funds were transferred to the United States from an international location, it is 100% Tax-Free, which means the funds are bonded and nothing can be deducted from it before you make your transfer. According to our records and because of the tax-free-no-deduction policy, you are required to settle the following bills for authorization directly to your lottery claims agent in charge of this transaction before you can transfer the funds to yourself: Cost of EFT Transfer & Conversion Fee.
The total amount is $399.99 (Three Hundred, Ninety Nine United States Dollars and Ninety Nine cents). We have tried our possible best to have the lottery organization deduct the $399.99 from your lottery winning but the funds have already been deposited at the bank and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you (the winner), again due to the Tax-Free-No-Deduction policy. Therefore you have to pay the required fees to your lottery claims agent in charge of this transaction. You will be granted instant access to your account with National State Bank where your $1,000,000 was deposited and you can request a check, credit/debit card or make a transfer out to your nominated bank account.
In order to claim your $1,000,000.00, here are your Winning Numbers: 12-29-46-47-51-(24). Go to the UK Mega Millions Lottery website: http://us.ukmegamlldc.com/index/log/index.html to check your numbers then fill in and submit the "Claims Processing Form". As soon as your form is received a claims agent will be in contact with you.
This letter and the seal above will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $399.99 to the UK Mega Millions Lottery® by means they provide you with. Once again this lottery has been “VERIFIED” and is under our 24hr surveillance every step of the way.
To avoid multiple claims of your lottery winnings, please keep your Winning Numbers safe and away from 2nd or 3rd parties.
****** A copy of your winning ticket is below this e-mail as proof of authenticity ******
Mark W. Marek
Assistant Director in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Seeking Resolution: Other
- This appears to be SCAM. This is the 3rd time I have received this e-mail. If there is a way to stop them before someone (especially elderly) believes this is true, they stand to lose $399.
- Anonymous SBID #eaabedf769
- Posted 02/27/2013
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against U.K Mega Millions Lottery
- Complaints Filed: 22
- Reported Damages: $1,792,823.21
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