God knows I could use some cash right now, but this Award Winning Notification sure won’t help me. It’s a scam, and it is probably sent out to at least the 25,000 e-mail addresses mentioned in the mail.
The really sad part about this mail is that this was sent to my pong email address, an address that isn’t even coded as a mailto anywhere. They simply picked it up from plain text. So, the so-called `advanced automated random computer search´ is most probably one of those rouge spiders hammering my site.
Well, well. Here goes. If you received one of these. Take it for what it is. A piece of junk mail trying to get you to pay a registration fee and a delivery fee for a non existant lottery winning from a lottery that never existed.
Oh. just one more thing. How come lottery scammers always use netcape.com email addresses?
Subject: RE: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
Date: Monday December 19, 2005 23.06.28 GMT+01:00
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY ”A” WINNER
Dear Lucky Winner,
RE: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Trust International Lottery programs.
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category ”A” with the following:
Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2005
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of TWO MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY ($2,500,000.00) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent for category ”A” winners with the information below:
MR. FRED FREEMAN,
SWIP FINANCIAL HOLDINGS
1102 HH Amsterdam, The-Netherlands
You are expected to provide the following details below to your claimsagent:
1) BATCH AND REFFERENCE NUMBERS
2) FULL NAMES
4) MAILING ADDRESS
5) PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
6) EMAIL ADDRESS
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your reference and batch numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).
Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
Trust International Lottery