The obvious question to ask yourself when you receive a mail saying you just won 900,000 Euro is to ask yourself if you bought a lottery ticket in that particular lottery. If you didn’t, the chances for winning are less than scares. However, this particular scammer has thought about this. So the mail claims that the ”participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users”. Well, I’m not. So why am I even in?
The sender mail is a UK Excite address, but it’s sent from an xdsl connection in Holland with an Italian Excite account. Weird.
: LUCKYDAY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE
This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 15th of october 2004. Due to the mix up of number, the results were released on the 29thof november 2004. Your email address attached to Ticket No: 10045378190 with Serial No: 242439076 the Lucky No: 0198437898 which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd Category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of (900,000:00 EURO ONLY) ( NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY) in cash which is deposited with a Finance & Security Company in your favor as beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have 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 by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000 company, and 3,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
To begin your lottery claim, please contact the processing company below that has been appointed for the processing of your claim with your full name. Home and office contact telephone and fax number.
To file for your claim, please contact our Fiduciary Agent MR.frank mac whyte of NORTH ATLANTIC VENTURES, TEL: 0031-645-952-672. Email:email@example.com http.www.luckyday.nl
Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 17th of december 2004. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified. Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Hope Lucy. (Lottery Coordinator)
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