A visitor by the name of Michael, posted the below mail from the eLoterie’ International in a comment to another post. The e-mail is signed by the name of Stewart Wallis from Wallis & Gallagher Consulting, a company name that up to this point has been impossible to find on the web.
Thanks Michael! My spam filters has evolved enough that I don’t get these anymore.
First, Michael’s very direct comment about the mail he got:
THIS IS MY REPLY TO THE SCAMMERS
The email below is what was sent to me, all number you requested are available. One question… why are there so many misspellings and missuse of proper English? Are you possibly trying to scam me? If so, I cant wait for the part when you tell me there are some sort of taxes I have to pay upfront or shipping, please please please lets get on with it. What did I win, when will I receive payment?
If you check in again Michael, don’t hesitate to post any followup mails from the scammers to your reply. They would of course be really stupid to reply to such a call-out, but intelligence is rarely one of these scammers’ strong sides. Thick headedness is though, so they might just as well try to convicne you that you have actually won something…
And so on to the actual sting email from the scammers sending out winning notifications regarding the eLoterie’ International:
eLoterie’ International 2007 ™
Rue S. J. Bemdenlaan 121
3220 Edegem, Belgium
REF. NUMBER: eLI/3072215/03/07
BATCH NUMBER: 04-82-BE10
We are pleased to inform you, about the release to our first international promotion program (eLoterie’ International), held on the 25th of January 2007. Organised, to promote and encourage international participation, in our international first high stake lottery program.
In the 1st series, which was drawn from a pool of €2,460,000.00 (Two Million Four Hundred and Sixty Thousand Euros), playing with five numbers 15-26-2-34-11. Your email address, attached to ticket number 351, won in the 4th category and was awarded €517, 200.00 (Five Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred Euros only) in cash.
Please be informed that all names entered in the lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system with millions of entrants sourced through our international department, in conjunction with world residential white pages, and humanitarian organisations, with the help of chambers of commerce of countries.
To file for your claims please contact the designated accredited agent(s) below:
Wallis & Gallagher Consulting
All winnings must be claimed not later than two (2) weeks of receiving this notice. After this date, winnings that remain unclaimed would be returned, and late entry penalty requirement must be met before entry claims might be considered.
All correspondence must be directed to our authorized agent(s). Should there be any change of address, or wrongly spelt name, make sure you contact your assigned agent as soon as possible.
NOEMIE THIBAUT (Ms)
Again, a Yahoo! email address. When will Yahoo! make an attempt to clear out these users?