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Collins fisher co-operative bank wants a account opening to transfer money from a uk bank from which a person who won millions from lottery in the UK this has to be a scam?
He needs money to open a offshore account
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello, NO, NO, NO! This is just a scam. You have won nothing. First of all, you must always enter a lottery to win it. Lottery winners are paid out of the proceeds of lottery ticket sales. It's illegal to purchase these online, so the only way you can win an UK lottery is if you bought your ticket in the UK. I'm sure you didn't do this. Secondly, there's no reason on earth for someone to have to open up a foreign bank account to get paid lottery winnings. It's just a creative way to steal your money, because you'll be told that you have to pay several thousand dollars to open the account. Meanwhile, your money never goes into Collins Fisher Cooperative Bank because no such bank really exists. Instead, you'll be sending your money directly to scammers. You'll never see it again. This is not the way lotteries really work. When you really are a winner, you take your proof of entry (the lottery ticket) to a claim center. They validate the ticket and hand you a check. Cease all contact with these folks. Send no money. Report the fraud to Scamwatch.gov.au.