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This one is a scam that attempts to confuse you by mixing up different lotteries all in one. They use the names "The National Lottery" (UK), "EuroMillions" and "The Irish Lottery". And just for good measure, they throw in "Royal High Court Of London", "Metropolitan Police Of London" and "Microsoft Corporation". Obviously, this is just another scam.
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.
The copyright from the future (2008) is nice, too. We assume the scammer has also perfected time travel (copyrights can only be created AFTER a date exists).
The National Lottery
EURO MILLIONS PROMO/PRIZE DEPARTMENT
Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1,
Ireland (Customer Services).
I will Like to Congratulate you on
your Lottery Winning as you have won yourself One Million, Three Hundred
and Fifty Thousand Euro (1,350,000 EURO) from the Irish Gaming Board, The
Official Sponsor of the Irish National Lottery.
To continue the Verification of your winnings, You are expected to fill in the form as below and submit vian email to this same email account.
We Hope to hear from you soonest.
(A) Payment Processing Form
(B) Details Of Beneficiary
1.Full Names: (Surname First):
NB: For instant payment, this above form most be filled and sent to the IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY Claims Agent .
Dr Mark O' Meara
(C) OFFICIAL DECLARATION (Please type Your Name and today's Date Under the Declaration Below) I HEREBY DECLARE I AM THE BONAFIDE OWNER/USER OF THE WINNING EMAIL ADDRESS ,THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABOVE ARE VALID,THAT I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY PAYMENT FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY NOR HAS ANY OF MY RELATIVES FILED A CLAIM ON MY BEHALF.I HEREBY GIVE AUTHORISATION FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MY PRIZE WITH THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABOVE.
Cc National Gambling Board
Royal High Court Of London
Metropolitan Police Of London
Copyright 1996-2008 The Irish National Lottery Inc.