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Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification.
Below is a pathetic example of a fake lottery. We're sorry to be the ones to tell you this.. but, if you fall for this one, someone should take your checkbook away from you and cut up your credit cards. It is too absurd to believe. They actually claim that Bill Gates is sponsoring and promoting it. Funny how THAT didn't make the news, huh?
"EURO/UK MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL." <email@example.com> wrote:Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:28:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: YOU ARE A WINNER OF THE EURO/UK LOTTERY 2006
From: "EURO/UK MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
EURO/UK MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BATCH: ES34/345/ILPD /SL
DATE: 28th April 2006
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro Millions Lottery
Winners International E-mail programs held on the 21th of March,
2006.Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 34642333216-344 with
lucky main number 01 20 22 37 46 drew lucky star numbers 01 09 ,which
consequently won in the 3rd category game, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,000,000.00 Euro. (One Million Euro)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names/programme abuse, we ask that
you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has
been processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates,chairman and
chief executive of Microsoft, the world\'s largest software company in
order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and
Microsoft-wares around the globe.
This promotional program takes place every year. We hope with part of
your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 million Euro
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial/Claim
agent: DR. MORGAN ANTONIO (MORGAN SECURITIES & CONSULTANT)
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 28th of June
2006,after this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Sarah C. Cantos
SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT
( consultlottolink@inMail24.com )
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: _______________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER: _______________ LUCKY STAR NUMBER: _____________
10.TICKET NUMBER: ___________________
11.REF / BATCH NUMBER: ______________
12.AMOUNT WON: ______________________