When my parents said that we had won 615,810,00 euros from the euromilliones loteria international in spain, I was immediately convinced that there was some kind of catch and acted upon the issue sceptically. However, later, when I read the letter, I carefully searched for any catches that might have caught my eye-but I didn't come across anything so I was convinced slightly that there might be some hope.
Later on, after finding out that there was a week remaining to claim the money (or it would be returned as unclaimed to the ministerio de economia y haciende) we immediately phoned up the foreign operations manager. The phone was answered "Ola." I would have expected which is present through all real companies "Santa lucia security company, how can I help you?" wierd-but I didn't really take notice of it at the start because I was far more interested about the processing of the money.
After the phonecall, aking me to send my personal and bank details, in order to process the money I was now 99% sure that It was true. I didn't think of anything negative and sent off all the details.
After they had received the documents, they said that I would be getting a phonecall from the bank in Spain in order to put the money in my account. We received that phonecall and I very precisely still recognise the husky voice of the "banker." We was told that 3,000 pounds was required in order to get our winnings.
We said that we didn't have any money in the account and that we would pay them with our winnings when we had received it. They said that this was not possible because there are new rules and regulations that no one has the right to touch our winnings leaving us having to pay the 3K in order to receive the money. So I would be paying from my own pocket to get my money....
We came to think that 3,000 pounds for up to 400,000 pounds was Ok and we were willing to pay this amount. We had found the money and was ready to proceed with the payments for the money transfer.
We explained the situation to my uncle and he advised us to research it thurily before proceeding with any payments. I called the bank in England and explained the situation to them and they said that there was no such thing as paying 3K to transfer money whatever the sum. This opened my eyes and I came to conclusions that there was something fishy no matter how convincing they were.
After contacting the bank, I called the company to say that I wanted to change my option into collecting the money from Spain. I wanted to see what reaction I would get. I called up the so called company, and in the background I could here people playing snooker. The phone cut off.
I called up again and the sounds continued and to my shock, I heard the mooing of a cow-Bizare or what. I call a company and have to face such stupidity. When I said that I wanted to collect the money, I heard him saying to his friends-"They want to come here" and then he said "yes ofcourse you can, it's up to you"
It struck me sraight away that it was a definate scam. Then, the idea of checking the internet came to me, only I wish I had checked it before the ongoin calls to Spain-which is going to cost my bill a hell of a lot! We were all dishearted at the truth after our list of things to buy was never going to happen!
And expecially ANGRY FOR ALL THAT MONEY SPENT ON THE PHONE BILL AND TIME LOST WITH THESE SAD, LOW LIFE SCUM BAGS WHO HAS NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH THEIR LIVES BUT TO PUT THE HOPES UP OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVED THEIR EVIL SCHEME.
After finding out the truth about their evil money stealing scheme, I called up and started to wind them up by arguing the facts obtained about money transfer, however they still argued that it wasn't possible to take the money out of the winnings.
He then said I'll pass you on to my secretary because I'm too busy-actually because he knew he couldn't win over the argument. The secretary was the same man who declared to be from the bank- as I realised from the husky voice.
Later on in the evening I called up again and opened the same subject to him. At the end he annoyed me so much that I suggested to him that he would do himself good and to visit this very site I'm writing to right now.
I could have lost 3,000 pounds for nothing. I'm glad I researched it properly before proceeding with anything.
If any lawyers are intersted in my case, I would be glad into helping and tracing these wretched scum bags to prevent innocent people being the victims of their evil scheme. Some one must stop these money hungry people and I am willing to help and to SEW THEM.