A reader forwarded me this scam. My reader has contacted the scammer (I don’t advise you to copy her). This is what she says:
“I have received this 2 different names claiming to be employed by abbey bank — DAVID MORGAN, MARCUS STEVE.
I spoke to to DAVID MORGAN he told me he was employed by ABBEY. Trying to get me to pay 250 pounds to claim my winnings of one million pounds as my e-mail address came up as a winner in a draw. He would open the new ABBEY bank account in my name once I pay the money.
I requested the application form but he would only e-mail this once I paid the money.
He was rather aggressive as the deal was, I pay first before he could give me the form
CAN SOMEONE STOP THESE GUYS”
Dear Lucky Winner,
Congratulations on emerging as one of our award winners. British Telecom offers awards to Lucky owners of selected emails that came out in our Random Draws. You have therefore been approved to go ahead and claim your funds which amounts to £1,000,000.00 (One Million Great British Pounds Sterling).
To get your funds to you, we have processed your claims and the winning amount has been transfered to our payment bank for immediate transfer to your account in your country
Do contact our payment bank responsible for the transfer of your funds to you. To contact them, make use of the following contact details below: Bank Name: Person:
Direct Tel: +44 703 598 1115
Email : email@example.com
Filling the form below:
Thank you and once again, Congratulations!!! Marcus Steve
Customer Care Officer.