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Now, according to "Mr. Griggs Andrew", the "Power Ball Lottery" is having a clearance giveaway! Yet, oddly, they use free Yahoo email accounts in Hong Kong. By now, it should be obvious that this is a scam.
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.
"Power.Ball Clearance Dept." <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 22:07:58 +0800 (CST)
From: "Power.Ball Clearance Dept." < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: Contact Check/Prize Delivery Unit Immediately (Powerball E-game Promo)
DPU UNIT/CLEARIFICATION CENTERPOWER BALL PROMOTIONAL OFFICEAttention Mark Smith,After all verification, you are now to contact Mrs Joyce Ferdinard. (MANAGER) HYKCC EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE LIMITED. Your draft has been kept with them and you are to contact them on how it would be delivered to you and this will be the final procedure for your winning claims, your registration number or number of recording with the courier company is TG234324 you are to quote your numbers to commence the final process of your price claim, also attach a scanned copy of either your driver's license, international passport (photo page) or any other ralated governmental document and send to us for identification purposes in the letter you are sending to her.Note: you are advise to adhered to all instructions and remember to keep your winning information confidential until your funds/prize get to you. You are to contact her with the email, phone or fax details given to you below:HYKCC EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE LIMITED.Mrs. Joyce Ferdinard (Manager)Tel: +44 702 403 1104Fax +44 870 479 3649Congratulations Once More,Your Sincerely,
Mr.Griggs AndrewDirect Tel: 44 (0) 701 114 6349
Power Ball Lottery PromoClaims Fiduciary Agent,POWER BALL LOTTERY PROMO 2007