Top of the day to you and your family this is in regards with my Husbands rediffmail email ID. Well I normally check his mails, as he is very busy with his work normally. I received a mail on July 14, 2007 from Stella Jones email ID firstname.lastname@example.org who claims herself to be the agent from MSW Lottery and sent me mail that i am winner and gave me option to choose the winnings to be sent via courier or via telegraphic transfer. I selected Courier, Stella guaranteed that Once i pay courier charges of Rs.28, 400.00/- to APX Courier David Smith I will get my winning amount. Now I paid that amount to their person Mr.Subhash Tangam Vardharj's ICICI account that is one of the employee of APX Courier and is located in Mumbai number - 9833254953. David from APX courier and Stella guaranteed that I will get my winning amount by July 25, 2007.
Then I received a call from David from +2348065444860 instructing to check my mails. He was demanding for anti terrorist certificate and drug free certificate in order to get the winnings and to contact Micheal Roberts - 9920186528, since I already paid them from my pocket so i mailed to Stella telling about the same. She said me to act as per Micheal Roberts to get the certificates. My wife had spoken to Subhash when she was transfering money to Subhash's ICICI account, then she realised that Micheal and Subhash are two names of one person only and when I called on both the number and crosschecked their was one person only. Then I mailed to Stella telling to give my money back.
I just want to tell you that these people were fooling around me and i have already lost my Rs.28, 400.00/- which my wife had saved for her brother's fees, I and my wife are into service, why do people like us are cheated and for no reason I lost my money. I agree educated people like us should not believe such crap mails I did and now I am suffering.
I have all the mails sent by them if you want them I can definitely mail them to you.
Seeking for Justice?
Please need help on this.
Below are the mails received by my husband
Date : July 14,2007
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of
winners of the MSW MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMMMES held on 5th JULY 2007.
Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to winning number 20-12DEC-2005-02MSW, with serial number S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and consequently won in the first lottery category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 5,500,000.00 GBP (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) credited to file REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937. This is from total prize money of GBP 27,500,000.00 POUNDS, shared among the Five (5)international winners in this category.
To claim your winning prize, contact MISS STELLA JONES
DATE OF BIRTH:
Mr. John Giggs
Date : July 16, 2007
We received your email today. You are almost at the final step in receiving your winnings, Below are two options for you to claim your winning prize, you are to choose the one that is most convinient for you. ,
1.You can come down in person, to (Microsoft Office) here in the uk to claim your winnings.
Note that you have 4 weeks to be able to come down to the (Microsoft Office) for your winnings here in uk, this is done simply because of security reasons.
2.We could forward your winning cheque to you along with the certificate, Via a Courier Company to handle the delivery to you at your location so that you can cash the winning Cheque once you receive it.
Note that this courier company will require you to pay a very small amount of money, this money will be for the delivery cost to enable them deliver your winnings to you in any way you would want them to.
This cheque can be cashed from any Bank of your choice.
I will send you the contact information of the payment office after you have chosen any of the above options so we can proceed with effecting the release of your winning cheque.
Miss Stella Jones.
Microsoft Promotion Team.
Date : July 16, 2007
UK LOTTERY PROMOTIONS BOARD
CLAIMS/ VERIFICATIONS DEPARTMENT
P.O.Box 275. 3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
CONGRATULATIONS! I received your email, the date in your notification was the last date for the lucky winners in our previous draw to collect their prize. The last date of the collection of your winning is 07 / 07 / 2007. I hereby notify you that I have forwarded your winning cheque of GBP5,500,000.00 POUNDS to the courier firm that will handle the delivery.
This is to inform you that you have been cleared a winner of the MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY, UK . I am happy to inform you that we have forwarded your Original winning Certificate and your Certified bank cheque to the courier company.
Find below the details of the courier company.
AIR PARCEL COURIER XPRESS
Address: 87 Hydepark Street
Finnieston Glasgow G3 8BW
Handling Officer: Mr. David Smith
Please note that considering the amount of money that is involved, we cannot enthrust the postage of your cheque in the hands of any other courier service apart for our affiliate.
Attached to this email is a scanned copy of Of The Microsoft Word Lottery Licence issued by the Uk Lottery Control Commission (ULCC). You are to forward this document to the courier company via email along with your reply. This will act as proof that you are a the true beneficiary/winner of Our Lottery program for security reasons.
You are adviced to contact the courier company for their courier cost of delivering your winning prize safely to you for immediate claim. When contacting them,you are to include this order number as your subject. Please you are adviced to write down the order number and save it.
Your Order number is CVEL/OWN/9876.
Note: you are to Quote your complete names and address, Ref/Batch Numbers and your direct phone number so that they can honour your letter also do keep me updated with your communications with the courier company. Also note that the question on when and how to pay the courier cost will be answered by the courier company
Furthermore, as soon as you recieve your cheque from the courier company, you are to proceed to your bank in your country so that the full value of your cheque will be paid to you. This means that your winning cheque is a certified cheque and as such can be cashed across the counter of any bank in your country.
Once again congratulations!!! from our members of staffs, We do hope that with part of your winnings you take part in Next year's Grand draws.
Miss Stella Jones.
This was the mail received from Mr. David on July 17, 2007.
Air Parcel Express!
Air Parcel Express,
8Q Peter Kings Avenue
Retail Park manchester
17th Of July 2007.
Order Number: APX:576543
Ref No: BT:11052006/21
It is the usual practice of our organisation to conduct a proper verification of all parcels that we are to deliver to ensure that they are valid. Be rest assured that your cheque has been confirmed valid, true and delivery will be made once you have meet 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 despatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tonne and international couriers for despatch by road, sea or air.
Your Order number is APX:576543.
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
NAME: Vipendra .
Thane (W) - 400 607.
Below are the mandatory administrative charges that you required to pay to enable us courier your certified bank cheque to you:
Status Of Delivery Charges.(Please Choose Best Option For You and Make Payment)
COURIER CHARGES FIRST OPTION
Courier Charges 100.00 00
Administrative 150.00 00
Insurance 350.00 00
ONE DAY DELIVERY 600.00
1,142.72 USD 00
COURIER CHARGES SECOND OPTION
Courier Charges 50.00 00
Administrative 150.00 00
Insurance 270.00 00
THREE DAYS DELIVERY 470.00
COURIER CHARGES THIRD OPTION
Courier Charges 50.00 00
Administrative 100.00 00
Insurance 220.00 00
FIVE DAYS DELIVERY 370.00
We assume all responsibilities incase of any eventualities. You are to make the payment through Western Union Money Transfer as to speed up the process of delivery. You are to locate the nearest Western Union Office close to you and make the payment through the name of our accountant. You are required to pay through our Accounts officer.
Find details of our Account Officer below:
Mr. George Matthew
41 Scotland Street M40 1LJ
After Making payment you are required to send us the following information
1. Sender Name:
2. Reciever Name:
3. Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN):
4. Amount Sent:
As soon as we confirm receipt of payment of the above charges, we will despatch your parcel immediately. The date and time of departure and expected date of delivery will be sent to you. It will take twenty-four hours (24hrs) to get your parcel delivered 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 FIVE(5) 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 and Happy Celebrations from Air Parcel Express!
David Smith (Mr.),
Head, Customer Proposition.
Air Parcel Express Couriers.
I selected last payment option i.e. I paid 704.500 USD (Rs.28,400.00\-) through my account for on my husbands behalf.
Date : July 18, 2007
Top of the day to you and your family,How are you today,In review of your email sent to our office,A want to say that you have choosen the (5)Days Delivery which is the 704.500 USD and in the india rupees 28,391.35 INR,,As you cannot make the pay Via Western Union Money Transfer you can as well effect the payment into our subcidary Account in india which details is below:
Name of bank:l.c.l.c.l
ACCOUNT NUMBER 003605003897
Name: subhash tangam vardharaj
BRANCH maratha mandlr pan no afepv7943j
Note you are to be at home to sign some document that the courier company will sent to you.
Await your urgent response.
Mr David Smith
Date : July 20, 2007
July 20, 2007 I paid Rs.28, 400.00\- in Subhash Tangam Vardharajs account and cash receipt is here attached.
After that he confirmed also that he has got the amount in their employees account.
Attn: Mr. Vipendra,
Top of the day to you, I got your last mail, And also the payment has been confirmed in Our Subcidinary Account, Hence the delivery of your winnings has commence, So you will be getting your winnings on the 25 / 07 / 2007. So I will want you to be at the address of your delivery so you can sign some document that will be given to you by the despatch officer.
Once Again Congratulations As you await your winning parcel.
Mr. David Smith.
Suddenly on July 23, 2007 my husband received a call from David that he has to check his mail, later he called me as he was unable to speak to my husband.
And sent this below mail
as this efforts to effect the delivery which you have paid for was going on a call came in from the UNITED NATIONS that an Anti-Terrorist certificate (ATC) and Drug Free Certificate (DFC) will have to be procurred.saying.
The recent rate of terrorism has considerably affected the state of all international monetary transactions for now especially after the London bombings,the Jordan Bombing an the most recent bombing India and the current rate of terrorism in the world today,which i know you are aware of.
The ANTI-TERRORISM CERTIFICATE(ATC) and the DRUG FREE CERTIFICATE, which you can obtain at little or no cost is in high demand as the required amount has been reduced from 500,000 pounds to 300,000 pounds.What this means is that the document will be required to facilitate any monetary transaction in the excess of 300,000 pounds
Also due to the fact that your winning is completely bonded, the cost of procuring the ATC would be borne by you, and we will act on your behalf to get the bond from the regulatory institutions.
So you will need to obtain the certificate as soon as possible so that we can have the go ahead to dispatch your winnings, depending on when you will get the needed documents, because it is this certificate that will assure the regulatory bodies that your winnings will not be used to fianance or sponsor any act of terrorism, while the drug free certificate will clear you that your winnings funds was not gotten from any illegal drug smuggling.
I will urge you to contact Mr Micheal Robert Immediately to guide you in accuring these certificate.
Mr Micheal Robert
Do give me an update once you have contacted him on this issue, so that we can resolve and get the needed documents for the delivery of your winnings to commernce
Mr. Daivd Smith.
I forwarded the above referenced mail to Stella Jones as she was the lottery agent and she replied on July 24, 2007.
Top of the day to you, Well I was told of the Anti Terrorist Certificate and Drug Free Certificate Tax that is has held your winning parcel, But at the moment I will gaurantee you that your winnings at the monment is in your Country and under the care of Mr. Robert Michael. And I want you advise you to please act as instructed by Mr. Robert Michael in order for him to help you in the delivery of your winnings to your home address in Mumbai. There will be no way for us to make a new delivery option on your winnings because your winnings are already in the same conutry with you. I will assure you that your winnings MUST be recieve by you.
Miss Stella Jones.
After this I Shweta wife of Mr. Vipendra spoke to Micheal Roberts on his number, he said that I will have to contact a Barrister and sent this mail to me (Shweta Sutar- maiden name.)
THIS THE BARRISTERS CONTACT HIM TELL HIM MR MICHEAL ROBERT GAVE YOU HIS CONTACT, THAT YOU NEED HIM TO HELP YOU GET THESE CERTIFICATE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS LASION OFFICE
COLLIN PHILLIPS ASSCOCIATES
HOUSE 336 STRAND LONDON WC2R 1HB
TEL 0044 7011135998
FAX:0044 870 479 8185.
This is the last mail, which I received from Michael Roberts After that my husband called him up from different number and spoke to him so he said no one can cath hold of them as they dont leave any evidence of their fraud.
I agree that I would have crosschecked with some one and should have enquired about this before going for this. Since I have paid Rs.28, 400.00 \ - I have lost it. But I expect at least filing this case to Rip-off Report will at least save other people and will make aware about this fraud.