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Here is yet another typical scam lottery winning notification.
Below is another example of a fake lottery. If you really need an explanation as to the obvious signs that it is fake; notice the yellow highlighted sections as well as:
Their email address(es) are free account, not their own domain.
Misspellings, poor punctuation and bad grammar.
They ask you not to talk to anyone about it (especially the police!)
If it is a "promotional program, then what are they promoting? they seem to be HIDING it instead!
Finally, they ask you to pay a courier to deliver your check. You know, if they have money to give away, they could pay for the deliver. Or simply take it out of the winnings.
Don't be an imbecile: There is no such thing as a legitimate lottery that will notify you by email; especially when you didn't buy a ticket from them!
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: PLATINUM NOTIFICATION DEPARTMENT!!!
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 20:44:14 +0100 (CET)
Laan van Hoornwijck 55
2289 DG Rijswijk
2280 GB Rijswijk
CONTACT YOUR PAYING BANK.
PLATINUM FIN&SEC NETHERLANDS
PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
MOLOKOSTRAAT 545 OOST
1104ZB AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS.
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
We are pleased to congratulate you, and announce to you,the results of the First Category draw of the LOTTO INTERNATIONAL AND THE PLATINUM FINANCE AND SECURITIES BV NETHERLANDS 2006 INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION.
We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws are being officially held on the 28th day of December 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 e-mails addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East,and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.
Your e-mail address, attached to Ticket Number:19701212545777, with Serial number:1942/06, which consequently won in the First Category. You have been awarded a lump sum pay-out of €800,000,00 (Eight Hundered Thousand Euros), which is the winning payout for Category "A"winners.This is from a total cash prize of €8,000,000.00 (Eight Million Euros) shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is currently now deposited with the paying Banks.In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice till the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/non-participants of this program. Please contact our paying bank (PLATINUM FINANCE AND SECURITIES NETHERLANDS)immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
NOTE: For easy reference and identification,do remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your paying bank.
To claim your funds,please contact the paying bank.
CONTACT File/Claim Officer
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER
International Remittance/Credit unit Facility
Management Region (AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS.
Tel: +31 617-578-653
Fax: +31 847-537-844
EMAIL:[ email@example.com ] (NOTE: anything @AIM.COM is a free AOL email account!)
EMAIL:[ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
N.B: All claims are nullified after 14 working days from today 28th of December,2006.
Congratulations once again from all members of Lotto Global Lottery International.
Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Yours in service,
Mrs Tracy Makata
Email:: email@example.com [NOTE: as of early 2007, winning.com is just an empty website, could be harboring scammers by selling them email accounts]