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Societe Generale Online Bank

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SG Private Bank and Societe Generale Online Bank example

From: SG Private Bank Transfer DEPT <> 

Subject: Fund Release: Remittance Dept,United Kingdom (MAKE AN OPTION) 

Founders Court Lothbury 

London EC2R 7HE, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44-70457 11531 +44-70359 26619

Fax: +44 7092 8970 96 

Our Ref#: CAB-UK/ACC/xx 

Fund Release. 

Transfer Options for the Immediate Transfer of your Winnings of the Sum of 1,350,000 Pounds Sterling with Transfer Identification code: ELPC/MWT/xxxx 

Attn: _________ 

You are welcome to Societe Generale Online Bank Plc an affiliate of the Irish National Lottery. We are pleased to be at your service. Societe Generale Online Bank is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in the United Kingdom. Compliment of the day to you as we welcome you to the Lottery Winners Funds Transfer Unit of the Irish National Lottery here in the Societe Generale Online Bank Plc, United Kingdom . This is to officially inform you that we have also received your approved winning file in this office and have seen your registered full winning informations that show you as one of the legally approved winners of the Irish National Lottery Online Promotions that has been cleared for payment. Your winnings payment and all the legal documents backing your winnings have been processed and has been finally approved for release to you. In line with the transfer of your winnings to you, according to the Irish National Lottery Terms and Conditions for winnings claims, you are now required to follow the transfer associated conditions which are listed below which means the way you will want to receive your winnings that is in our custody. Below are the associated conditions: Account Opening and On-line Swift Transfer Option: In this option you will be given the proper guidelines on how you will directly and personally transfer your winning funds in liquid cash into any bank account you nominate through the Societe Generale Bank e-banking services. But for this to be done, first your winning cheque in our custody have to be converted into liquid cash in the UK Cheque Clearing house because we(Societe Generale Bank) are allowed by the UK banking laws and policies to proceed with the swift transfer process of the winnings to you while the funds is still in cheque form. Due to the fact that, your winning cheque was issued in your name by the Irish National Lottery, which makes it legally impossible for any ordinary third party or entity to cash your cheque on your behalf in the UK Cheque Clearing house, you will then have to open and activate an account with this bank with an opening balance/initial deposit of 650 pounds sterlings before we can officially and legally possess the legal right as your bank to cash your winning cheque on your behalf in the UK cheque clearing house(UKCCH). This is in regulation to the UK Banking laws and polices laid down by the Bank of England and the FSA(Financial Services Authority) which clearly states that for any UK registered bank to have the legal right to cash a certified bank cheque on behalf of the bearer(owner of cheque or payee), the owner of the cheque must have an activated account with the bank that will present the cheque for liquidation in the UK cheque clearing house(UKCCH). Alternative Option (2) "Courier Check Transfer Option": In this option, your certified winning cheque along with the legal documents backing your winnings will be delivered to your address that you will provide within 72 hours, we will have to use international licensed DHL Courier Company to deliver your winning parcel to your address. Note that in this option, your winning parcel can not be delivered to P.O.Box addresses or street corners but to your residence because the DHL delivery officers in charge of the delivery must have to sight your personal valid identification and other required documentations to confirm your legal identity before they will hand over your winning package to you in person. Below are the mandatory charges associated with the Courier Check Transfer Option via DHL that you are required to pay if you prefer this Courier Check Transfer Option.

Post Fee____________________40 Pounds sterling Vat________________________250 Pounds sterling Insurance___________________220 Pounds sterling TOTAL_____________________ 510 Pounds sterling Note: Your winnings has been insured to the full real value and is protected by a hard cover insurance policy which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from your winning funds before it has been remitted to you. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This law was put in place by the Lottery Governing board to protect winners from the misappropriation of their winnings funds before it is been remitted to them. Note that you are to make payment through any regional office of WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OR MONEY GRAM close to you. This payment method was adopted to ameliorate and speed up the process of payment and delivery because of its wide network of operation. To avoid any delay in your funds transfer process due to the limited time stipulated by the Irish National Lottery for the claiming of winnings, all that is needed from you now is to clearly state your perfected options. Respond to this e-mail by ...

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