This Lottery scam was submitted by a reader by mail a few weeks ago, but got stuck in one of my spam filters for a while. I rescued it just before emptying my Junk folder.
R. Johnsson, who submitted the mail, writes that she wants me to publish it warn others.
This is a variation of the National Lottery scam, and as such it deserves a page of it’s own. And now it’s posted as a warning to anyone who gets the same mail. Don’t do what they ask you to. They’re just trying to get some money out of you.
The National Lottery
EURO MILLIONS PROMO/PRIZE DEPARMENT
Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland (Customer Services)
RE: YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION!
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement
of the Irish National Lottery 2007 Online Prommotion Result
held on the 20TH day of January 2007.You have won this lottery
as a result of random selection of emails from our microsoft
data base, this promotion takes place once in a year.
You have therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of
1,350,000 Euro.From the Irish Lottery Board.
For further information contact your fiduciary agent
DR. MARK O’MEARA Of the claims Department for your
FUND RELEASE VERIFICATION FORM.
Dr. Mark O’Meara
The IRNL Foundation
Tel: +44 (70) 1112-7993 +44 (70) 4570-2021
Just another lottery scam… It’s amazing they are still at this.