And another scam gets past the spam filter…
From: Online Co-ordinator <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 13:01:10 -0400
Subject: Final Notification (BATCH Nº.: 2007UKL-01)
The Camelot Group,:
operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Great Britain held on the of 17th of April 2007. Your mail account have been picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one thousand,nine hundred and thirty-four Great Britain pounds £891,934.00 pounds sterlings) in cash credited to file REF NO. REF:UKL/74-A0802742006. This is from total prize money of GBP 4,459,670.00shared among the FIVE (5) international winners in this category.
Considering how often I get “picked” to “win” these “lotteries,” I must really be “lucky.”
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web through computer balloting system drawn from over 100,000 names database, union associations and corporate bodies that are listed online.This promotion is this year’s United Kingdom National Lottery New Year bonanza.
Let me get this straight, this is your business plan:
- Randomly select emails from a database
- Award the owners of these emails large cash prizes
I’m sorry, I just don’t get it.
All winning must be claimed not later than 14 working days from this notification. After this time all unclaimed funds will be returned to European Union Treasury as unclaimed. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.
This reference number?
Be advice to keep your
“Be advice” — WTF?
winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
We wouldn’t want multiple claims on a nonexistent prize…
Mr Pedro Melvin.
26 Stanhope Road
Kent CT14 6AD London
He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and remittance of your prize money.
I’m sure he will.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
1.FULL NAMES:________2.ADDRESS:__________City________State_________Postcode______Country 3.SEX:_______4.AGE:________5.OCCUPATION:__________6.TELEPHONE NUMBER:__________
You should really learn how to use the carriage return key….
Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Operator of The National Lottery
Looks like this email came from a computer in the U.S.A. (via Ukraine). And wouldn’t “The National Lottery” use a real email address instead of a yahoo.co.uk address?
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