Two big lottery prizes in just a couple of days! I missed this on Friday, but it’s almost too good to be true! Alas I didn’t win the really large prize in the Euro Millones Lottery. (What language could that be anyway?) Only a ”consolation cash prize” of 1,300,000:00 Euro. Too bad it’s a scam though.
How come people think that anyone would believe that someone paying out millions of Euro would use a hotmail address? Here’s the sting, a really poorly written lottery scam mail:
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR E-MAIL ID HAS WON. CONTACT AGENT FOR YOUR PRIZE.
Date: 2 February 2007 14:48:39 GMT+01:00
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR E-MAIL ID HAS WON. CONTACT AGENT FOR YOUR PRIZE.
European Award Winning Prize.
Euro Millones Lottery Board
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION /PRIZE AWARD.
FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
Paleisstraat 5, 2514 JA Den Haag:
We wish to inform you that you have been approved as one of the lucky winner winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 1st of February, 2007. All 5 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 4 others as a category 2 winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw.
Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits.
Your email ID identified with Reference No: RJT/7438/TN and was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game. Your email ID was included among the 50,000,000 different email addresses submitted by our partner international email provider companies.
You have won a consolation cash prize of 1.300,000:00 Euros (One Million Three Hundred Thousand Euro Only). The EUROPEAN EMAIL PROMOTION PROGRAM Group have approved a payout of your consolation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by the official Payment Agency Board.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting sweepstake 2nd of February. This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy a ticket to enter for it. You have been approving for the star prize of 1.300,000:00 Euros (One Million Three Hundred Thousand Euro Only).
Lucky No: 52/658/95/TN
Ref No: RJT/7438/TN
Serial No: TM/YR38J/TN
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
Name: Mr. Donald Lucas.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA AGENCY B.V
Official Email: email@example.com
You are advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1. Name in full
The appointed agent will be required to Notarize all your award winning documents in the Netherlandsl Court of justice in The hague and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court which is in accordance with the European Union Lottery Act 2002 on payment of International Lottery Winners. Be inform that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent.
Once again congratulations!!!.