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I HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM NATIONAL HEALTH LOTTERY MADRID

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I HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM NATIONAL HEALTH LOTTERY MADRID SPAIN SAYING I HAVE WON £500,000. they want me to pay a fee of £3.68 per £1000 winnings plus 5% fee when i have the money in the bank. Does this seem to good to be true?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

Have you entered any such lottery?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no it says i have been randomly selected by computer database of the european health insurance. All funds come from unclaimed prizes last year

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.

That is all I need to know.

This is almost certainly a scam. You don't win lotteries usually unless you enter them and you certainly don't have to pay to release winnings.

If you want to call their bluff then just say to them that they can deduct the sums that they want from your winnings when they pay you.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you thought as much.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
No problem and all the best.

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