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Here's a scam that does it's best to appear credible, by using lots of "batch numbers", "file reference numbers", copyrights and more bureaucratic-sounding gibberish. But, it is still nothing more than a scam! Note that it is a "promotions campaign", but they insist on complete confidentiality. Hmm, isn't that the opposite goal of promotions?
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, etc. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
POLSKI MONOPOL LOTERYJNY (PML) POLAND
"3RD CATEGORY PRIZE WINNER"
FILE REFERENCE NUMBER: BLP20-147-1
Winning Numbers: 2, 7, 18, 21, 26, (39)
Ticket Number: 44-8201-094
Lotto Batch Number: A14736
Dear Prize Winner,
LETTER OF NOTIFICATION.
I have been directed by management of POLSKI MONOPOL LOTERYJNY (PML), to inform you of the following:
a) That you have emerged as a "3rd Category prize winner" in the new-year bonanza of POLSKI MONOPOL LOTERYJNY (PML) computer ballot system draw conducted on 10th January 2006. With file reference number for your prize is BLP20-147-1; ticket number: 44-8201-094.
b) As a 3rd Category prize winner, you were selected from a total number of 4,000,000 names/email addresses of individuals, corporate bodies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program, only two winners emerges from this category and therefore, both are to receive pay out of $6,500,000 United States Dollars each form the total of $13,000,000.00 United States Dollars for 3rd Category prize winner.
c) That your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your online play coupon. In view of this, your prize money would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe. Your fund is now deposited with CHURCHGATE FINANCE, insured in your name.
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice, please contact your claims agent immediately. Find below all contact details;
Mr. Richard Boyer.
FOREIGN SECTION MANAGER,
PHONE: +44 7031-917-950
FAX: +44 7040-900-618
Remember, you must contact your claims agent not later than two weeks from the date you received this email. After this date, all funds will be returned back as unclaimed.
For easy reference and identification, you are to forward this notification with your reference and batch numbers as stated above to your claims agent.
Congratulations from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
POLSKI MONOPOL LOTERYJNY (PML).
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this email. Contact your claims agent Mr. Richard Boyer as specified above.
**** PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ****
FOR ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUR WINNING STATUS, ENQUIRY AND PROCEDURES, SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT.
(TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY)
POLSKI MONOPOL LOTERYJNY (PML), PML: (20080109217) is licensed as a POLISH Gaming and lottery Financial Service Company, Licensed under the Corporations Act 2001. The POLISH Securities and Investments Commission (PSIC) administer this License according to the Corporations Law and the Financial Services Reform legislation.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail communication and any attachments may contain confidential and privileged information for the use of the designated recipients named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Gaming Control Board immediately by e-mail at postmaster@GSL_GAMING.org and destroy all copies of this communication and any attachments.