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Champlin, MN, United States
| Microsoft e-draw scam through personal email Notified that I won over one million US dollars from Microsoft e-Draw SA unit. A check and winning certificate was waiting for me. I had two options: go to Africa and get it personally, or have it sent by a courier. I don\'t know if the courier is legitimate or not. The name is Speed Lane Courier. The courier had 3 payment options: $400 US to deliver in 7 to 10 working days, $513 US to deliver in 3 to 5 working days, and $617 US to deliver in 48 hours. Unfortunately, that is not where the scam ends. Once it is rerouted through the UK, it is given a \"Stop Order\" telling you that the UK imposes a tax on that amount of money coming through. It is quite an elaborate scheme. A document is sent to appear as though it came from the HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs). They have an address in London, a fake employee name (Dr. Derek Cole), a phone number (that is not even a London number; it is a cell number offshore of England in Jersey). They give an ordinance and explain in detail why you must pay .4% tax. I think it would have came out to be $4,600 US. I don\'t know where it goes from there, because I know that no country (I don\'t care how small or third world it is) does not tax you on money you have not received yet. I called the HMRC myself, and they are well aware of SEVERAL scams using their office as a device to get thousands from people.|
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