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Here is yet another typical scam lottery winning notification.
Below is another example of a fake lottery. Again, poor spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure gives him away, as well as the preposterous idea of randomly giving away millions of dollars based on email addresses. You'd have to be JUST PLAIN STUPID to believe this happens!
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!
From: "Franca Willophy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 2006/05/11 Thu AM 12:06:20 EDT
Subject: Released Result(2nd category winner)
Swift Lotto Gaming Commission
Customer Service: 680 NCA 85914
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-005
Grand Draw No: 12099
SWIFT LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION:
We happily announce to you the draw of the SWIFT Lottery International programs, held on the 9th of May 2006 in Manchester,UK.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 5647 5600 5465 5188 with Serial number 5368/05 drew the lucky numbers: 19-6-26-17-35-47,which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of Two million five hundred Thousand US Dollars ($2,500,000) in cash credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of $25,000,000(Twenty five million US dollars).shared amongst the first Ten(10) lucky winners in this category.All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Website through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies.This promotion takes place annually. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our WESTERN AFRICA booklet representative office in AFRICA as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your $2,500,000 in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02, would be released to you by our payment office in AFRICA.Our WEST AFRICAN agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money sent to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned.
To file for your claim,please contact our WEST AFRICA fiduciary agent:
NAME: DR.Thomas Brown
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your full names, your country, your private Telephone and fax number,your Reference/batch numbers etc in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before 29th of June 2006.Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR FOR Swift Lotto Gaming Commission
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. This is a computer-generated message.Please do not reply to this mail since we will be unable to answer these replies. Contact your WEST AFRICA fiduciary agent by email or phone.