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This scam email uses every obvious clue that it is a fake. Only a greedy fool would fall for this one. Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter. Typical: promotional draw, computer ballot system, you must not tell anyone, poor punctuation, grammar and spelling. Legitimate lotteries hire people smart enough to spell better!
OVERSEAS/ AFRO EURO STAKES LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATIONS.
OFFICE: 8-10, FREE TOWN AVE,
PLOT: 328 MADRID SPAIN.
BATCH NUMBER; AT-040-SB06-03
We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our recent lottery draws held on 15th Of January 2007.Your name and email address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky number 7-14-18-23-31-45, which consequently won 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,500,000.00(UNITED STATES DOLLARS).
Note: ALL participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates Have Microsoft Inc, Multi choice and other cooperate organizations. This is to encourage the use of the Internet and computers Worldwide. For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participant in our next year USD50 Million slot. You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winning and subsequent payments. All-winning must be claim not Later than one month after the date of this notice. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications Remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all Correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of addresses do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our Promotional program. NOTE; YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 20 YEARS OF AGE.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS CONTACT.
NAME: MRS ELIZABETH FOWLER
And after this initial email, you'll probably receive this one from them, filled with even more gibberish that appears to be written by an illiterate criminal with the brain of a 5 year old: Feel free to send lots of junk email to this stupid scammer at his yahoo email address below!
2 Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island, Lagos - Nigeria
From the desk of:
Mr. Morgan James
International Settlement Dept.
Immediate ATM Cash Card Payment Notification
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your payment file and found out that why you have not received your fund is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your contract/inheritance payment.
Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the none officials in the bank all your attempt to secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like this have to stop if you wishes to receive your payment since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center Asia pacific, that is the latest instruction from Economic community of west African States (ECOWAS) and Nigerian Government.
This card center will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, so if you like to receive your fund in this way, please let us know by contacting us back and also send the following information as listed below.
1. Full name
2. Phone and fax number
3. Address were you want them to send the ATM card to
(p.o box not acceptable)
4. Your age and current occupation
5. Attach copy of your identification
6 Are you a property owner
7 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been Mandated by the ECOWAS Parliament to issue out $10.5 million as part payment for this fiscal year 2007. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment.
Note that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (ATM-811) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
Wait for your expedite response.
Yours in service,
Mr. Morgan James
International Settlement Dept.