• Report: #242888

Complaint Review: BRITISH TOBACCO VERIFICATION CENTRE

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  • Submitted: Sat, April 07, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, April 07, 2007

  • Reported By:couva Other
BRITISH TOBACCO VERIFICATION CENTRE
87 Hydepark Street Finnieston Glasgow G3 8BW Finnieston Glasgow, London, United Kingdom U.S.A.

BRITISH TOBACCO VERIFICATION CENTRE AMTRAK PARCELS EXPRESS LTd british tobacco company, amtrak courier lotto scam! Finnieston Glasgow London, United Kingdom

*Author of original report: the official notification from an unofficial company

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I received a notice from Britis Tobacco verication centre telling me that i had been chosen for a cash prize of U.S.$1,500,000 from a draw of over 200,000 email addresses from countries all around the world.

They asked for my personal information so that the check could be processes.

After receiviong such information they informed me that I had two options of collecting my winnings:
1. Travel in person to collect your funds at their offshore financial centre in Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey( British Crown Dependency). Wher i would be be required to present a valid International Passport as proof of Identification.

2. Have their affiliate courier company send the cheque to me. I was then advised that if I opted for the cheque to be couriered BRITISH TOBACCO MEGA JACKPOT PROMOTION,exempts itself from all liability related to this service.

They then went n to say that The reason for the courier option is for the fact of double taxation, that is if I were to come over to sign for the release of my winnings personally, I would have to pay taxes on the winnings in Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey and then go and pay taxes on the same winnings in my country once the funds get there.

i later received notice from their courier that the cost of shipping the check to me the same ay would be U.S.$1410.10 which included the taxes ,insurance,handling etc.

I was advised to send the money via Western Union since they did not accept credit cards or accept cash on delivery. This money was to be addressed to:
Mr.Ian Anderson
107 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD,
VICTORIA,LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM.

I realised that it was a scam and decided to do a serch on the courier service and fount ouut for sure that this scam had been done before.

I wish to say that people who commit these crimes are not only playing with peoples money but their dreams and by extension their lives. The cost to courier the check in my country is approximately T.T. $10,000.00. thats money i did not have to begin with.

The bible says THOU SHALL NOT STEAL!!!!

I pray to God that he have mercy on their souls upon their day of judgement.

Tricia
couva
Trinidad and Tobago

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#1 Author of original report

the official notification from an unofficial company

AUTHOR: Tricia - (Trinidad and Tobago)

AMTRAK PARCELS EXPRESS LTD.
Sent : Saturday, April 7, 2007 1:43 PM
To : tricia
Subject : Your Order number is AMT576578.

| | | Inbox

AMTRAK COURIER EXPRESS
Depot: GLASGOW SOUTH
Address: 87 Hydepark Street
Finnieston Glasgow G3 8BW
Phone;+44 70111 41207
+44-7031947214
Fax: +447092864759
fax; 44-870-122-3884
Handling Officer: DONALD JONES
EMAIL: customer_amtrakcourierex@yahoo.co.uk
OR : deliverydept@amtrakonline.net

Dear Customer,

Good day to you. This is to inform you that we are in possession of a certified cheque which is to be couriered to you. The check is for $150,000.00 USD each for ten deliveries. You are to please confirm your alternative mailing address to enable us dispatch your parcel immediately. Note that we also do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street corners but to your residence.


It is the usual practice of our organization to conduct a proper verification of all parcels that we are to deliver to ensure that they are valid. Be rest assured that your check has been confirmed valid and true and delivery will be made once you have met the necessary requirements.

We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea. We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle dispatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tone and international couriers for dispatch by road, sea or air.


Your Order number is AMT576578.

Description of parcel to be delivered:
An original certificate of weight: -------------0.15kg
Bonded draft of weight: -------------0.17kg
Total weight of parcel: -------------0.32kg
Colour of Parcel: -------------White

Delivery Destination:
-----------

Below are the mandatory administrative charges that you required to pay to enable us courier your certified bank check to you. You are allowed to choose one of our three specified delivery arrangements.

STATUS OF DELIVERY [PLEASE CHOOSE ONE]
Courier charges ................................75.00 Pounds
Administrative ...............................210.00 Pounds
Insurance ..................................420.00 Pounds
Length of days ...........................Same day delivery
Inland Revenue Tax......................45.00 pounds
TOTAL 750.00 Pounds---1,410.10 USD

Courier charges ................................75.00 Pounds
Administrative ...............................110.00 Pounds
Insurance ..................................420.00 Pounds
Length of days ...........................Two (2) to three (3) working days delivery
Inland Revenue Tax......................45.00 pounds
TOTAL 650.00 Pounds-----1,222.28 USD

Courier charges ................................75.00 Pounds
Administrative ...............................110.00 Pounds
Insurance ..................................320.00 Pounds
Length of days ...........................Four (4) to Seven (7) working days delivery
Inland Revenue Tax......................45.00 pounds
TOTAL 550.00 Pounds-----1,034.15 USD

The charges are a little high because of the insurance cover we have undertaken incase of loss, damage or theft of your highly sensitive document. We assume all responsibilities incase of any eventualities.


You are to make the payment through Western Union Money Transfer prefarable so as to speed up the process of delivery. As we do not accept credit cards on cases like this. You are to locate the nearest Western Union Money Transfer Agent to you and make the payment through the name of our accounts officer below:
Mr.Ian Anderson
107 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD,
VICTORIA,LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM


Opening hours: 8.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday. 8.30am-12.00 Noon Saturday and Sunday (London Time).

You are to fax this office a copy of the transfer slip. If you do not have a fax machine, just send the following information via email.
1. Name of sender
2. Sender's Address
3. Ref. Number
4. Amount sent

You are to send a copy of the evidence of payment to your handling agent as well for confirmation. A receipt of the above payment will be issued to you from our office along with your check.


As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of payment of the above charges, we will dispatch your parcel immediately. The date and time of departure and expected date of delivery will be sent to you. You will be required to sign for the parcel and to do this, you will need either your international passport as identification or your driver's license.

All orders not delivered within fourteen (14) working days from this communication will be returned. Please ensure that you confirm your delivery address.

We are glad to be of service to you.

DONALD JONES
Customer Services
Amtrak Courier Express Services
Depot: GLASGOW SOUTH
Address: 87 Hydepark Street
Finnieston Glasgow G3 8BW
Phone;+44 70111 41207
+44-7031947214
Fax: +447092864759
fax;44-870-122-3884
Handling Officer:MR DONALD JONES
EMAIL: customer_amtrakcourierex@yahoo.co.uk
OR : deliverydept@amtrakonline.net
PLEASE NOTE: DO CHOOSE ONE OF THE DELIVERIES (STATUS) THAT YOU WILL BE CONVENIENT AND AFFORDABLE FOR YOU.


"AMTRAK COURIER EXPRESS" is a registered and copyright trade marks of: - AMTRAK COURIER INTERNATIONAL

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact AMTRAK COURIER Worldwide Express. On Tel: +447031948885. All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request. E. & .O. E. All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law

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