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You just received an email that says you won the "EUROPEAN SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION".
Don't get too excited. It's just a scam.
A legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail, yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, heck this one doesn't even say how you won. Kind of odd, since you never heard of them and didn't buy a ticket or fill out a form, isn't it?
It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. Also see these pages:
EUROPEAN SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION
Taberner House Park
Lane Croydon CR9 1DH
Congratulations on your winning.
You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your certificate and the release of your winnings.
1. Full names.
2. Residential address/Country.
3. Phone number/Fax number.
You are advised to forward these information's as soon as possible to enable us attend to your file. Please note that your funds have been deposited safely in our offshore payment office in Europe and your information will be forwarded to them before they can release your winnings.
You are also to choose the mode which you want to collect your funds:
i. Travel down to personally collect it.
ii. Through our Europe redemption center, these option are for those unable travel due to one reason or the other.
After you have sent down this information, after processing, a certificate will be presented to you. This is an authentication of winning from this office to the offshore payment office before the funds are released. It is also a proof of the source of the funds.
Once again congratulations on behalf of management.
Mr. Harry Henderson