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Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification.
Below is yet another example of a fake lottery . Again, note the many, many misspellings, poor grammar, and see the highlighted sections for a laugh (unless you're REALLY gullible)!
----- Original Message -----
To: <your email address>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:09 AM
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!! (Grand Prize Winner) nudiqb
FROM DESK OF: PROMOTIONS MANAGER.
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
The management of Silver Rand Promotions Inc is pleased to inform you that you have emerged one of the Seventeen (17) winners of our 4th International awareness Sweepstakes Program which was drawn on the 15th of January, 2006. Your email/company, attached to compu-ticket your play coupon No.425-1242-23443-5123, with serial number 43-71-216 drew the lucky numbers: 4-6-24- 32-36-47 Bonus (46), and consequently won the lottery. You have therefore been approved for the lump sum pay out of ? 1, 300,000.00 Euros (One Million Three Hundred Thousand Euros); in cash credited, to file SRPG343/225GT/2006.
This is from total prize money of EURO 41,000,000.00 IMF donations shared among the seventeen International winners in this category.
Participants were selected automatically selected by Computer Ballot System(CBS), listings of all global names in the four geographic continents, that could be found on-line. Winners' selection was therefore based on individuals all over the world, who make use of the Internet one way or another. This is a part Silver Rand Aid Contribution towards economic upliftment and the reduction of known Epidemics. This draw automatically qualifies you for our "End of year" International Grand draw of 2 Billion Euro that will take place by the end promotional year 2006 (more info from our promotions office).
Your fund is now available for claim. For due processing and remittance of your prize money, to your chosen account or preferred payment method, please contact the CLAIMS DEPARTMENT;
CONTACT: MR. CYPRIL P. MATSHABA (Operations Manager)
TEL : +27 844 811 600
Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. It is important to provide the following information clearly, to avoid any delays in processing your cash award.
Country of Origin
NB: All claims must be submitted to the claims department not later than two weeks of this notification, otherwise will be automatically disqualified and Prize returned to SILVER RAND AID COUNCIL'S Trust Account as unclaimed.
For security reasons, winners are advised to keep their winning information private and secured till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program. Any breach of this policy will result in automatic disqualification of prize claim.
We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our End of Year high stakes EURO 2 Billion International Lottery.
Congratulations!! once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional programs.
MRS BENEDETH OPAH-BRIGGS
(Group Executive Director)
SILVER RAND AID PROMOTIONS