Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Internet Scam: From BBC NATIONAL DRAW BOARD UK

Date: Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM

BBC One National Lottery Team
National Lottery Draws Results.
Po Box 200, Harrogate England, 
United Kingdom.
BBC One Lottery Representative.
Tel: +

The BBC National Board England sent this message to : ______
Your registered name as one of our lucky Award Owner is included to show this message originated from BBC National Lottery Board, England, United Kingdom.
Congratulations!    To You And Your Family.
Dear Award Fund Owner:
MR. _____,
We acknowledge your mail regarding your funds which was deposited to your COUNTRY CENTRAL BANK (RBI) by the Bbc Board of Directors, England,United Kingdom. We hereby which to notify you that our Diplomat there just notify us that today the bank was informing you what to do before the bank can transfer your funds to you and our Diplomat say that you are not following the bank directive which is very bad of you and you should call your COUNTRY CENTRAL BANK (RBI) or E-mail them now, And our Diplomat that we send to your country to  represent you Mrs. Jessica Hopkins she just notify us that you have send your bank details to the (RBI) bank regarding your winning amount that is very Good, but you have to follow your COUNTRY CENTRAL BANK (RBI) directive for your own good.
We the Bbc Board of Directors, our Diplomat that we send to your country she said the (RBI) Bank manager told her that the bank have to convert your winning amount to (India Currency) before the bank can commence transfer to your local bank account, and she said that the bank manager said that you have to paid for the Registration & Conversion fee, We are advising you to follow the directive of your COUNTRY CENTRAL BANK (RBI) so that the bank can transfer your winning amount to your local bank account with out any more delay from your side and do what the bank ask you to do because our Diplomat have few days to spend in your country and you do not have any thing to worry about why because our Diplomat she his there to make sure that your winning funds we be transfer to your local bank account.
You are to get back to your COUNTRY CENTRAL BANK (RBI) immediately, And ask them on how to make the payment to them.
All necessary action will be taking care of without any delay.
Once again congratulations from BBC One Internal Charity Board Of Directors.

Your Sincerely,
Mr. Larry Goldfeild
Online Co-ordinator,
BBC National Lottery Board,
England, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44-703-188-9735

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT: AUTHORITIES: The information asked for on this form is requested pursuant to Section 222 of the United Kingdom Lottery Act. Section 222(f) provides that the records of the Department of HM-TREASURY and of Lottery Companies shall be considered confidential and shall be used only for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement or disclaim and other laws governing the United Kingdom lotteries due to scammers. Certified copies of such records may be made available to a court provided the court certifies that the information contained in such records is needed in a case pending before the court. PURPOSE: The BBC National Lottery Board uses the facts you provide on this form primarily to determine your winning information and claim procedure. Individuals who has won our lottery and fail to claim his/her funds fail is requested information may be denied and disclaimed by the Lottery Company and send to the HM-TREASURY of the United Kingdom. The information provided may also be released to federal agencies for law enforcement if any scam issue is detected, counter terrorism and homeland security purposes; to Congress and courts within their sphere of jurisdiction; and to other federal agencies who may need the information to administer or enforce the United Kingdom laws of  scammers. You are to keep your winning information confidential and beware of unlawful use of our company name.                                                                             

                                                                  Bbc Company © 2011 Lottery Coordination.

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