Lottery winner

Categoria: Scam Scoperto il: 16 lug 2004
Tipo: scam Aggiornato il: 08 giu 2006

Descrizione

There are a number of email scams being distributed which claim that the recipient has won a substantial monetary prize. When "winners" contact the lottery company to claim their prize they invariably are asked to pay a handling fee or hand over their bank account details.

A typical example of such a scam follows:

ATT: WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE

Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International program held on the 8th of july 2004,organised by the above named body. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 2051146-6 with serial number: 472-9717 drew lucky number; 8-66-97-22-4, which consequently won in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay- out of: US$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Also note that due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential till your claim has been processed and your prize/money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer hi-tech ballot software drawn from over 20,000,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual e-mail addresses from all over the world.

This promotional program is sponsored by 450 non-governmental foundations,350 religious organisations and 420 solicited companies all over the world. Be reminded that a minimum of 10% of your prize must go to a registered and reputable charity organisation in your locality.

To file for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent;
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Congratulations once more!
Sincerely Yours'
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NOTE:that all claims not processed before the 30th of july,2004 stands forfeited!!!

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