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This one is a scam that attempts to scam you by claiming 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 hope that you have no plans to have children. That magnitude of stupidity is probably genetic.
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.
From: "IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Organization: IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY
Subject: CONGRATULATION LUCKY WINNER
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:58:10 -0500
The Irish Lottery
P O Box 1010
11 G Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland
We happily announce to you the draw (#1004) of the IRISH LOTTERY online Sweepstakes International program held Saturday 24th February 200. It is now available for claims and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION as regards this. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:01, 04, 14, 20, 28, 38, Bonus 21), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,350,000(One million, three hundred and fifty thousand, pounds sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of £4,419,864 shared amongst the(5)lucky winners in this category i.e Match 6 plus bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online.
This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £1,350,000(One million, three hundred and fifty thousand, pounds sterling) will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
MRS. GLORIA TESLA
Tel :( +44)-70457 09656
Tel :( +44)-7024065495
Endeavour to email him the informations below:
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE IRISH LOTTERY.
Sir. kolyn parkins
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY Sweepstakes International Program