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If you received an email from "Meg Stone (Mrs.)", claining to be from the Irish National Lottery or the Irish National Lottery Online, and to contact Mr Bill Karl to receive your winnings, beware! This scam claims that there is a free online version of the Irish Lottery that selects winners, randomly, just because they have an email address. Obviously, this is just another scam. If you really believe that there is ANY organization, anywhere in the world, that is going to give away millions of dollars weekly to people who are selected at random from email addresses, then we will question your sanity.
We've highlighted some of the obvious clues that it is a fraud. Notice the the use of free yahoo email accounts (not likely for a professional lottery!), gibberish phrases, many typos and misspellings, etc. Note that they have even included the real logo, from the Irish Lottery website.
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:00:39 +0100
Subject: Claims Notification!!!
The Irish Lottery
P O Box 1010
11 G Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland
You have been Selected on the Irish Lottery Draw Held on Wednesday, Wed 09 Jan 2008 - 9:41pm, Our lottery program selection has finally been performed today which was held at the Marina office. IRISH Promotion is a joint Euro/America private lottery registered and organized in accordance with the World Lottery Regulation act. We the National Lottery organizing committee are pleased to officially notify you of the status of your email application.
An official notification of winning is hereby issued to you as your email promotion ticket randomly drew for the Lucky Numbers: Wed 09 Jan 2008 - 9:41pm -, 04, 08, 10, 18, 22, 27, Bonus 40 , which selected your email as the winner of our lottery program you have consequently won the lottery program in the first batch. Suffice to say here, We have officially approved a sum payout of of €4,864,048 Euro. (Four Million, Eight Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand, Forty Eight Euros) to you as the lottery winner.
You are hereby required to contact your FIDUCIARY AGENT with below details for your winning funds.
Mr Bill Karl
Tel: +44 701 113 3308
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM FULL NAMES: AGE: SEX: ADDRESS: COUNTRY: MARITAL STATUS: OCCUPATION: PHONE NUMBER: FAX NUMBER:
Congratulations from all our staff for being part of IRISH 2007 LOTTERY PROGRAM.
Meg Stone (Mrs.)
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY