The Reserve Bank of India …
… apparently has some money for me. It seems it has something to do with a British Lottery that I don’t remember entering. I might be a commonwealth citizen, but I’m not a U.K one and I don’t remember buying any foreign lottery tickets in the last 30 years.
A few minor things I want to point out.
1. Why would an Indian Bank have British lottery money?
2. Why would the funds be in U.S. dollars?
3. Why would I have to pay a processing fee up front? If that much money was really available then they would take it from the larger pot.
I would also like to point out that a large organization would have their own email address, or at least use the same email system for sending and receiving
Sent From: firstname.lastname@example.org
106 GROSVENOR SQUARE NEW DELHI W1A 1AEINDIA Customer Services.Payment File: RBI-DEL/id1033/12.Payment Amount: $ 1,000,000.00 US Dollars.RESERVE BANK OF INDIA OFFICIAL PAYMENT NOTIFICATION Attn: Beneficiary,The Foreign Exchange Transfer Department, Reserve Bank of India has decided to bring to your attention, that you were listed as a beneficiary in the recent schedule for payment of outstanding debts incurred by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT pending since 2007 to 2012 according to your file record with your email address, Your payment is categorized as:Contract type: Lottery/inheritance/ unpaid contract funds/ Undelivered Lottery fundRecently on the 5th of February, 2012. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Dr D. Subbarao and Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations met with the Senate Tax Committee on Finance RBI Mumbai/Delhi branch. Regarding unclaimed funds which have been due for a long run, at the end of the meeting (RBI) Governor, Dr D. Subbarao mandate all unclaimed funds to be released back to the beneficiary stating that it is an unfair practice to withhold funds for government basket for one reason or the other for tax accumulations. Therefore, we are writing this email to inform you that 0ne million US Dollars($1,000,000.00 USD)will be released to you in your name, as it was committed for (RBI) Governor that beneficiary will have to pay crediting fees only. So, you are therefore required to pay 11,500 INR. ONLY in cash deposit. To credit your account immediately making a decline for 2 working days after date of receiving this mail. Also reconfirm your details for crediting.< Please you are advised to fill the form below and send it immediately to our transfer department for verification through email below for prompt collection of your fund. Manager Name Dr. Steven Ford in charge of foreign exchange Email: email@example.comFill The Form Below:1. Full Names: 2. Residential Address: 3. Mobile Number: 4. Fax Number: 5. Occupation: 7. Sex: 8. Age: 9. Nationality: 10. Country: 11. Marital Status: 12. Winning E-mail id: 13. Bank Name:14. Account Number:15. Account Holders Name:16. Bank Branch: RESERVE BANK OF INDIA (CENTRAL BANK). CONTACT TRANSFER DEPARTMENTEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgClaim Your ($100,000,000.00) United State Dollars.NOTE: If you are not the rightful owner of this E-mail AddressPlease don’t reply to this message, for any double claim will lead toDisqualification of this Fund. Be Warned!!!You are to keep all information away from the general public for security reasons.DR D. SUBBARAO.RESERVE BANK OF INDIA GOVERNOR.Accept my hearty congratulation again! Your’s faithfully, Dr D. SubbaraoRBI-DEL/id1033/12.==================================================這封信是由臺灣中小企銀 所寄出，若您非此封信指名之收件者，勿以任何方式複製或揭露此封信之內容、附加文件及資訊。請立即刪除此郵件，並以電子郵件通知本公司。謝謝！
Don’t forget to keep sending me your spam at email@example.com