Hi Ben !Its Eric again I contacted you Yesterday.Will forward a email from Citi Bank regarding my supposed winnings.Can you once and for all confirm by 100% its a scam. Whats the hatch ?24-hour Telephone Banking XXXXXXXXXXX (For Emergencies)International +44 (0) XXXXXXXXXX (For Emergencies)Dear XXXXX Folker Welcome to Citi Trust Online Bank UK. We are in possession of your won cheque and was deposited by the BBC National Lottery company. You are to provide the information's below for further steps and instructions on how funds can be transferred directly into your local bank account in your country.You are to download the form attach to the email and fill up the form for the transfer of the funds directly into your local bank account in your country. Furthermore, we demand absolute confidentiality in our business with you. You are in your best interest advised not to involve a third party (friends, family, attorneys, business associates and well wishers inclusive).we shall notify you and also request for your Bank details where you want funds to be transferred to. However, this will be done via our internet online Banking where you will be given a user name and password XXXXX login and access your account and even carry out transfer of your funds into your account yourself. *Title: *Forename: *Surname: *Preferred contact number: (including international dialing code) *Email address: Address: House name / number: Street name / number: City: Postcode: *Nationality: *Country of residence: Preferred language:
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Eric,Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question. My goal is to answer your question completely and thoroughly and to provide excellent service. Regretfully, I can confirm for you with 100% certainty that this is a scam. There is no legitimate bank by the name of Citi Trust Online Bank, and international private lotteries are illegal in the country of Finland. See here for numerous reports debunking this Citi Bank lottery as a scam:http://www.419scam.org/emails/2007-07/14/01089793.765.htmhttp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071027033701AAgtaTDhttp://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/Citi-Trust-Financial.aspxhttp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060912125153AATLf6WSpecifically, this scammer is operating a variation of what is commonly known as an "advance fee" or "419" scam, in which individuals are contacted and informed of sweepstakes winnings and eventually told that they need to pay a "processing fee" or bank transfer fee in order to receive their winnings. Don't be misled. There are no prize winnings and these scammers will take your "advance fee" and disappear with it.See here for more information regarding this type of scam: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt022.shtmSee also: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/phonefraud/sweepstakes.shtmlHere on Just Answer, we receive several inquiries similar to yours every day. It is always a scam. Accordingly, you would be extremely wise to immediately cease all contact with the people who sent you this letter.I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX this information helps you and I wish you the best.If you do not have any further concerns, I would be very grateful if you would give my answer a positive rating and click submit, as this is the only way I will receive credit for assisting you. If you have any additional concerns that you would like me to address, please feel free to let me know by hitting the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button and I will be more than happy to continue assisting you.Finally, please bear in mind that none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.Thank you and very kindest regards.
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