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ACCOUNTS. NATWEST BANK PLC.UK
Please fill out the International account opening info and send by email and a scan copy of your valid identification. (International Passport or Driver's Licence)FIRST NAME:LAST NAME:TELEPHONE:FAX:EMAIL:DATE OF BIRTH:PLACE OF BIRTH:NATIONALITY:NEXT OF KIN:ADDRESS:TYPE OF IDENTIFICATION:OCCUPATION:TYPE OF ACCOUNT:
George White Voice

Have you received an email from "ACCOUNTS. NATWEST BANK PLC.UK", claiming 

"Please fill out the International account opening info and send by email and a scan copy of your valid identification. (International Passport or Driver's Licence)FIRST NAME:LAST NAME:TELEPHONE:FAX:EMAIL:DATE OF BIRTH:PLACE OF BIRTH:NATIONALITY:NEXT OF KIN:ADDRESS:TYPE OF IDENTIFICATION:OCCUPATION:TYPE OF ACCOUNT:"

If this doesn't immediately strike you as a scam, then allow us to point out the inconsistencies and how the scam works.

Did you notice the email came from transfer.dept@natwesttbonline.com?  that means there is a website www.natwesttbonline.com. Take a look at it.  There's nothing there, except the words "Online Portal".  Why?  Because it is a scam website.  It has NOTHING to do with NatWest Bank.  Anyone can buy a domain name like "natwesttbonline.com" for $10.

What does "exactl" mean?  They use that "word" frequently.

Have you ever known any bank to sign "Kind Regards, We Remain, Yours Truly," ?

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!


Scam email from "ACCOUNTS. NATWEST BANK PLC.UK":

21st February 2008. 

NATWEST BANK PLC.UK

Account Director,Contact George White Voice  +44 704 571 9555

Fax:    +44 707 505 5285

Email: transfer.dept@natwesttbonline.com

Dear Winner / NATWEST BANK PLC.UK Online Customer,

You are welcome to the foreign remittance / online department of NATWEST BANK PLC.UK.

Natwest Bank Plc is the flagship subsidiary of financial services group NATWEST BANK PLC.UK.The bank is primarily active in the UK, where it serves approximately  6 million consumers and nearly 300,000 small businesses, but also has significant operations in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and several African nations, as well as the Middle East, U.S.A and Asia. It offers standard retail services such as current accounts, savings and investments, insurance, credit cards, and online banking etc.

Please fill out the International account opening info and send by email and a scan copy of your valid identification. (International Passport or Driver's Licence)FIRST NAME:LAST NAME:TELEPHONE:FAX:EMAIL:DATE OF BIRTH:PLACE OF BIRTH:NATIONALITY:NEXT OF KIN:ADDRESS:TYPE OF IDENTIFICATION:OCCUPATION:TYPE OF ACCOUNT:

Below are the options for opening;

(1) CLASSIC ACCOUNT: This Requires a minimum deposit of 550 poundsBenefits of classic account:1. Better accessibility.2. Internet access/ online account.(2) NUMBERED ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 630 pounds1. Better Accessibility.2. Benefit for every savings made.3. Internet access/ online account.(3) VAULTING ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 720 pounds1. Better Accessibility.2. Instant Credit card Issued.3. Investment Pay back access.4. Internet access/ online account.(4) PREMIUM ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of  860  pounds1. Investment Pay back access.2. Instant Credit card Issued.3. Bank Cheque Issued.4. Better Accessibility.5. Internet access/ online account.

The Premium account has full option banking amenities which involves having a Master Card,credit / debit balance print out and overdraft.

NOTE that the minimum deposit has to be paid before your account can be operational and the deposit belongs to you as this will be in your account before crediting the funds you wish to transfer.

A scanned copy of your international passport or drivers License IS REQUIRED.As soon as you provide the funds for the Account activation, we will activate it and credit your account with the sum which you have provided for the account activation and it will reflect on your account as your opening balance,Then your cheque will be deposited into it immediately we activate your account, after which your cheque will clear and also reflect on your account balance within 24 hours. You can then effect transfers to any account you nominate anywhere around the world.

We advice you to choose from the 4 options given above and inform us of your choice and it will immediately be created upon receipt of your payment according to your choice of account, Your new account details and online access code will be sent to you to enable you log on to your account for the transfering of your funds. High Interest Deposit Bond Whatever you're saving for, earn up to 5.25% gross / AER with our High Interest Deposit Bond. Interest rate fixed for 3 years, this is when you open any of our Bank accounts stated above.NOTE :That if you decide on closing your account, You will be able to transfer your funds along with the initial deposit you made for the account activation / opening.

After which you will  be given instruction on how to send the funds for the account activation. We await your positive response in this regard.

NATWEST BANK PLC.UK have been assigned with the task to transfer your lottery / Promo price money to you by offering you the services of our online banking system, we are here to serve and assist you in this transfer of your Lottery Winning funds to your specified Bank in your location.

The Lottery office of the Lottery board has passed on your payment files to us. A winning Cheque from the Promotion organisers in the sum of it's exaclt value in your name is presently in a suspense account with this bank (Non-active account). Hence, cannot be transferred until it been depostited in an account opened with your name.

To this end, an online bank account will be activated / opened in your name to enable the subsequent deposition of it's exaclt value, so that we can proceed with the transfer of the fund.

Once this account has been activated / opened, you would transfer online the said fund to any of your designated bank account across the globe.

Therefore, you are to pay an account activation fee (initial deposit) to set up the online account. Please kindly note that the initial deposit paid by you remains your money and will only be use in setting up the account before depositing your winnings in it's exaclt value.

Note: Initial deposit paid by you is for the account type and it will be added and transfer along with your winnings in it's exaclt value

All banks in the United Kingdom are authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority ( FSA ) and adheres to the principles of the Banking Codes including NATWEST BANK PLC.UK. To this note, clients are required to abide by the Banking policies of the British Government by making security deposit for ACTIVATION FEES. The Financial Services Authority ( FSA ) is the independent regulator set up by Government to look after the financial services industry and protect consumers.

For current currency conversion visit www.xe.com ,

Note: that we can not continue with the online bank transfer until the activation fees is paid because this said cheque has to be deposited into an account before it can be transferred to you. This is in accordance with section 17(1) (n) of the National Online Transfer Act as adopted in 1998 and amended on 3rd July 2001 by the Parliament.

Payment for the activation / account opening fees can be made either through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER / MONEY GRAM TRANSFER.   Upon your reply and consent I would provide you with the necessary details to effect payment for the 'ACCOUNT OPENING/ACTIVATION FEE"

Kind Regards,

We Remain, Yours Truly, ACCOUNTS. NATWEST BANK PLC.UK.

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This email and any attachments to it contain information that is confidential and may be privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s) please note that any form of distribution, copying or use of this communication or the information contained in it is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this email in error, please return it to the sender and delete the email from your records.

   

 



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