I wish I had a dollar for every one of these emails I get . . .
Subject: RE: US$800,000.00 INTEREST PAYMENT:
Reply To: email@example.com
Barclays Bank Plc.
26th Floor 1 Churchill Place,
London, E14 5HP Reg. No: 1026167.
From: The Desk of Mr.Chris Lucas
Barclays bank London UK
Dear Esteeemed Client,
RE: US$800,000.00 INTEREST PAYMENT:
I am Mr. Chris Lucas Head of Financial Services and Global Head of Banking and Capital Markets. Payment Director, Corporate Services Division and Head of Swift Transfer Unit of Barclays bank London UK.
Sometime ago, in our bank your fund was brought to our bank from National Lotto Group here in England and after some period, the money was taken back to their treasury. But for the period of time this money was in our bank, it generated an interest of US$800,000.00 which we are about to pay you Via International Bank wire transfer through one of our corresponding bank in US.
For your information and advice, you need to hasten up to pick this Fund because from time to time the National Lotto Group auditors do come to our bank to cross-check our files and our financial update, the earlier you comply with the demands of the transfer of the fund, the faster the action, because when the auditors arrive and find out that his interest fund is still in our bank they will call back the accrued interest to the lotto treasury account.
What we need from you now is any form of your identification for example;your International passport or your driver license,your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication to you with your receiving bank details and address,or if you wish to have this fund paid to you through any other means that you find more suitable kindly indicate meanwhile, forward your banking detaisl to us.As a matter of fact we dont have enough time to waste since we have wasted time in trying the best way to reach you since we do not have your contact phone number, so try and comply with the entire necessary requirement for the transaction to be completed by contacting the gentlement below for the payment.
Contact : Mr. Terry Jones (Customer Adviser Case Officer)
Phone No: +447035973996
Fax Line: +448704795431
Note all effort to reach you failed and I had to send you a mail on this email address, which I guessed belongs to you.
Expecting your immediately response.
Barclays bank London UK.
Barclays Bank Plc London
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