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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; here they are:
Their website is a free Tripod website. If they were a really lottery, they could afford the roughly $200 /real to host a real website with their own domain name.
Similarly, their email address is a free yahoo account. Hello? McFly? IS anyone listening?
Misspellings, poor punctuation and bad grammar: "adviced" is not a word.
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!
CONGRATULATIONS! This is to inform you that you have been cleared a winner of the EU INTERNATIONAL GAMES . I am happy to inform you that we have forwarded your Original winning Certificate and your Certified bank cheque to the courier company.
Find below the details of the courier company.
CITY-LINK EXPRESS COURIERS
123-124 SOUTH EAST ROAD
TEL:+4470-2407-7244 , +4470-2407-7245
You are adviced to contact the courier company for their courier cost of delivering your winning prize safely to you for immediate claim.
When contacting them,you are to include this order number as your subject.Please you are adviced to write down the order number and save it.
ORDER NUMBER: CTL231282UK
Note: you are to Quote your complete names,Ref/Batch Numbers and your direct phone number so that they can honour your letter also do keep me updated with your communications with the courier company.
Furthermore, as soon as you recieve your cheque from the courier company, you are to proceed to your bank in your country so that the full value of your cheque will be paid to you. This means that your winning cheque is a certified cheque and as such can be cashed across the counter of any bank in your country.
EU INTERNATIONAL GAMES
2005/2006 SWEEPSTAKES PROGRAMMES